EMU, part-time lectures have tentative 4-year deal

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University and a union for its part-time lecturers say they've reached a tentative agreement that will give about 800 teachers raises totaling 6.7 percent over four years.

The Ypsilanti school announced the deal Monday with the Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers Part-time Lecturers Unit.

The university says the teachers now get $1,125 per credit hour. It says they'll get a raise of $15 per credit hour in academic year 20013-14 and $20 each in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The agreement requires ratification by union members and the university's Board of Regents.

Eastern Michigan spokesman Geoff Larcom says the agreement covers instructional staff, field instructors and library staff members teaching at least one credit hour or equivalent.

Fulltime faculty and fulltime lecturers have separate union contracts.

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