Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 13, 2010

LEO members overwhelmingly ratify contract

Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization (LEO) have ratified a contract agreement with the university. According to the organization’s website, 99 percent of the ballots counted Friday were in favor of the contract.

In a joint statement issued by LEO and U-M in August, negotiators said the agreement provides a fair compensation package for the 1,445 non-tenure-track instructors on the three U-M campuses.

At that time LEO President Bonnie Halloran called the agreement a successful step forward for the LEO membership, one that improves the job security and financial situation of LEO members.

Jeffery Frumkin, associate vice provost and senior director of academic human resources, said in an Aug. 16 University Record story that the tentative agreement was consistent with the university’s long-term personnel goals.

The current LEO three-year agreement expired May 15. The tentative agreement was reached Aug. 6.