The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 12, 1983-Page 3
EMU lays off non-union profs
By CARL WEISER
Eastern Michigan University temporarily laid off
more than 50 professors last week for failure to pay
The university has a contract agreement with the
American Association of University Professors
requiring non-union professors to pay a service fee to
the union, amounting to .75 percent of a professor's
alary minus state and national dues.
BUT SOME professors have chosen not to pay the
fee and face 10-hour layoffs scheduled for times when
they do not have classes, according to university of-
Until last November, when the AAUP and the
university agreed on a new contract, professors were
allowed to either pay the service fee or donate the
money to an EMU scholarship fund, said AAUP of-
ficial John Nightingale.
But so many non-union professors failed to con-
tribute to either the scholarship or the union that the
AAUP put a clause in the new contract requiring the,
university to enforce fee payments.
SOME OF THE laid-off professors have chosen not
to pay the fee because they feel the union is too
powerful. EMU Chemistry Professor Giles Carter
says he objects to the fee for "philosophical reasons."
"The union misuses its power," Carter said. "It's
shot through with professional criminals."
Some also say that a union just isn't necessary.
"We're professionals. We're no punching a clock,"
Carter said, adding that he thought he could rely on
the administration for good salaries.
BUT UNION official Nightingale said there was
"no reason not to pay." The union represents all
professors whether they are union members or not,
Nightingale said. "We're just forcing them to con-
tribute to the cost of representation," he said.
He added that any raises negotiated by the union
apply to all professors, such as the 5 percent raise the
union won last Novembert.
"Carter just wants something for nothing," he said.
"He's doing it for the monetary gain."
CARTER DENIED the charges, saying "I
challenge the union to kick me out and let me
negotiate my own salary. I just want the union off my
Carter even offered to donate $1,000 to the scholar-
ship fund every year if the union stopped forcing him
to pay "this unnecessary tax.
"I just don't want the union to tell me what to do,"
SOME professors who were targeted for layoffs
have paid their fees. But others have banded together
to form Faculty for Fair Employment Practices, ac-
cording to Associate Professor of Production
Management Bob Crowner. The group will try to
make sure that any service fees paid by non-
members will only be used for collective bargaining
and not to fund political parties, Crowner said.
As for recourse against the university, Crowner
said that the professors are considering asking the
non-union professors to stop any voluntary work for
Carter said that he was not optimistic that legal ac-
tion could be successful - "The whole state of
Michigan is warped in favor of unions," he said. But
he added that the professors are "talking to a
he Unon Arts Poetry Series continues today with Hopwood winner
Tina Michelle Datsko, who will read her poetry at 12:10 p.m. in the
Pendleton Rm. of the Union.
AAFC - The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, 7 p.m.; Boys in the Band,
9:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Ecumenical Campus Center - The War Game, noon, International Cen-
Fair Lane-Luncheon/Concert, selections by Sctuman, Mozart, and
original pieces by Michael Mclean, noon, Sisson Rm.
Music at Michigan - University Symphony Orchestra, Leon Fleisher,
conductor, 8 p.m.; Exhibition Hall; Voice Recital, Steve Mattar, 8 p.m.,
Minority Student Services - 2nd Annual Ethnic Theatre Festival, El
Teatro de la Esperanza, 8 p.m., Performance Network.
Theatre - "Calle Sol or the Multifarious Reincarnations of Daniel
O'Reilly Rivera," 8p.m., Trueblood Arena, Frieze Bldg.
HGD - Fred Karsch, "How the Pineal Gland Measures Time," noon, 300
N. Ingalls Bldg.
Bioengineering - Wilson Hayes, "Long Bone Remodeling," 4-5 p.m., 1042
Geological Sciences - Wallace Pitcher, "The Coastal Batholith of Peru as
an Example of the Varied Nature of Granite Emplacement," 4 p.m., 4001
Urban Planning - Mitch Rycus, "Urban Futures," 11 a.m., 1040 Dana.
ISR - Albert Cain, "Impact of Suicide on Surviving Family Members,"
7:30 p.m., 6050 ISR.
Architecture - Edmund Bacon, "The American Urban Experience," 8
p.m., Chrysler Cntr. Aud.
Chinese Studies - Dhiravadhana Tan, "A Glimpse of Chinese Buddhism,"
noon, Commons Rm., Lane Hall.
Chemistry - Henry Freiser, "Kinetics of Solvent Extractions Involving
Metal Chelate Systems," 2p.m., 1200 Chem.
Program in American Culture - John Bukowczyk, "Transformation of
Working-Class Ethnicity: Corporate Control, Americanization, & the Polish
Immigrant Middle Class in Bayonne, N.J., 1915-25," 4 p.m., E. Conf. Rm.,
Museum of Art - Art Break, Bobby Levine, "Forest Prairie & Plains:
Native American Art," 12:10 p.m., W. Gallery; John Ang, "Chinese Fur-
niture," 12:30-12:50 p.m., Asian Gallery.
Latin American Solidarity Comm. - Vernon Bellecourt, "Miskitu In-
dians," 8p.m., Anderson Rm. Union.
Dept. of Communication - Charles Cannell, "ISR: Its development &
Links to Communication," 4 p.m., W. Conf. Rm., Rackham.
Ann Arbor Public Library - Marshall Tymn, "Booked for Lunch," 12:10
p.m., Public Meeting Rm.
Materials and Metallurgical Eng. - A. Moet, "Irreversible Deformation
and Fatigue of Polymers," 11:30 a.m., 1005 Dow Bldg.
Dept. of Statistics - Persi Diaconis, "Card Shuffling and Group Represen-
tations," 3:30 p.m., 1447 Mason Hall.
Rudolph Steiner Institute - Anthony Taffs, "The Tragedy of Lord Bulwer
Lytton," 8 p.m., 1923 Geddes.
Narcotics Anonymous - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Hospital, Professional Bldg.,
Michigan Judo Club - 6:30 p.m., I.M. Sports Bldg.
NOW - 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 7-11 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.
His House Christian Fellowship - Bibly Study, 7:30 p.m., 925 E. Ann.
Society of Christian Engineers - Brown Bag mtg., noon, 315 W. Eng.
Baptist Student Union - 7 p.m., 2439 Mason Hall.
Aikido - Practice, teacher, T. Kushida, Wrestling Rm., Athletic Bldg.
Racquetball - Practice, 8-10 p.m., Cts. 10 & 11. CCRB.
CEW - Job Hunt Club, 12-1:30 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Student Woods and Crafts Shop - Introduction to Woodworking, Sec., 7-10
p.m., 537 SAB.
Free Income Tax Assistance - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3909 Union.
Aliance Francaise d' Ann Arbor - Le Milieu du Monde, will be shown at
meeting, 8 p.m., Emanual Franch House, Oxford housing.
Gay Pride Week Planning Commission - Open meeting, 7:30 p.m., Conf.
Rm. C, Michigan League.
Pigs With Wings - Brown Jug for beer & discussion as part of the first an-
nual "Going Hog Wild Week," after midnight; program, 10 p.m. to midnight,
' Half-Way Inn, East Quad.
The Philippine Michigan Club'- Presentation of the club's painting of
Philippine National War Hero Dr. Jose Rizal to Michigan Historical Society,
7:30 p.m., Bentley Library.
Phi Alpha Theta - peer counseling for history classes, 10 a.m. to noon,
4632 Haven Hall.
Psychology - Peer counseling for undergrads interested in psychology
courses, graduate school, or careers, 12-1 p.m., 1018 Angell Hall.
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From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Jolan Deitch wore
a T-shirt emblazoned with her original
name and hometown in Hungary. She
was looking for relatives. Martin Stat-
field carried a hand-lettered sign, sear-
ching for a friend named "Janek," last
seen when the allies liberated Hitler's
So began yesterday a gathering of
more than 9,000 Americans and
Canadians who, by surviving, defied
Adolph Hitler's "Final Solution" to ex-
terminate every Jew in Europe. Six
SOME USED electronics in the sear-
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computer terminals to look for names
from long ago and for the names of
those who share a link to their old
villages, or to their ghettos, in pre-war
The meeting - the American
Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Sur-
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world of the Holocaust, to 'warn that
such an event could happen again in an
indifferent world, to thank America for
post-war haven and to locate lost
acquaintpnces, said Benjamin Meed, a
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Author Elie Wiesel, an Auschwitz
survivor, said that he and the others in
the death camp heard the explosion of
bombs falling on nearby Germany fac-
tories and "were praying to God for the
pilot to come closer to us. We wanted
them to bomb the camps, even if it
meant to die." Why?
"EACH TIME, each day that we saw
no bombing meant for the killers that
the world didn't care ... Nobody cared
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