U of Michigan Lecturers Say Pay Too Low

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The union representing non tenure-track faculty at the University of Michigan demanded equal pay for equal work while unveiling a new report Friday that shows lecturers earn about half the income for the courses they teach compared to tenured faculty.

"The value we contribute to the university and to the education of our students is not represented fairly in our compensation package," said Bonnie Halloran, president of the U-M Lecturers' Employee Organization.

LEO held a press conference in Ann Arbor to release the report as the union's bargaining team presented a salary proposal to the administration.

Afterward, Halloran compared the demands to the Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009.

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