DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract.
Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075) will receive a 2% lump sum salary increase in the deal’s first year, the university said on Wednesday, Sept. 15.READ MORE: Legislature Again OKs Tax Cuts; Whitmer Floats $500 Rebate
They will receive an additional 4.25% increase in base pay over the final two years of the contract.READ MORE: 'Ride For Equity’ Detroit To Mackinaw City Raises Equitable Funding For Black Business Awareness
The contract has to be ratified by union membership, according to Wayne State University.
“We regard our world-class faculty and academic staff highly, and it’s important as a university that we compensate them fairly in recognition of the groundbreaking work they do,” Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson said. “We also have a responsibility to our students to provide them with the best and most innovative instruction available at an affordable cost, and we feel this agreement succeeds on all counts.”MORE NEWS: Wayne County Man Wins $1M On Scratch Off Lottery Ticket
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