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The Michigan Daily

June 16, 1982

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Wayne State
negotiators
avert layoffs

By LOU FINTOR
Specialtothe Daily
DETROIT- Minutes before a state of
"financial exigency" was to be
declared yesterday-clearing the way
for faculty layoffs-Wayne State
University negotiators announced that
a tentative compromise on faculty
wage concessions had been reached.
After returning from a closed
executive session, WSU President
Thomas Bonner announced, "The two
parties (administration and the faculty
union) have come to an agreement. If
we implement the procedures, there
will be no layoffs under the contract."
WSU administrators last week said
they would seek the financial emergen-
cy declaration from the WSU Board of
Governors and begin laying off tenured
professors if an agreement could not be
reached on wage concessions with the
American Association of University
Professors-the WSU faculty union-by
yesterday's 2 p.m. board meeting.
The institution's 1982-83 proposed
fiscal budget of more than $147 million,

containing faculty wage and benefit
concessions of approximately $3.25
million, was tentatively approved by
the board Friday.
Final approval of the budget was con-
tingent upon the completion of
negotiations with the AAUP or the im-
plementation of layoffs.
WSU administrators attempted to use
the declaration of "financial exigen-
cy," which allows tenured faculty
layoffs, to press the AAUP into an
agreement when negotiations became
deadlocked.
"The possibility of a declaration did
not produce the agreement, but sped
things up quite a bit," said AAUP
faculty negotiator and WSU Psychology
Prof. Francine Wehmer. "The faculty
will come to believe that this is a one-
time response to a special circumstan-
ce," she added.
Following the board-meeting, Wayne
State AAUP President Norm Kop-
meyer said the agreement is "a
See WSU,-Page 3

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
SIGNS IN THE OFFICE of AAUP on the Wayne State campus show one of
the options that may have been considered had the university begun layoffs
of tenured professors under a declared state of financial emergency.

Strike at
hospital
proj ect
may end
By BILL SPINDLE
The strike which has delayed con-
struction on the University Replace-
ment Hospital Project for two weeks
may be settled by Monday, hospital of-
ficials reported yesterday, and some
workers may return to the site today.
All three of the unions involved in the
strike have reached contract
agreements, although one contract has
yet to be ratified, union spokespersons
said yesterday.
SPOKESPERSONS for Teamsters
Local 247 and Operating Engineers
Local 325 said their unions ratified a
See CONSTRUCTION, Page 2

Artist
after 22

years cut
d7
from local
art fair
By CHARLES THOMSON
Jon Lockard, a widely-known local
uP black artis whose paintings often por-
tray blacks struggling against op-
pression, had had a booth at the Ann
Arbor Art Fair for the past 22 years.
This year he won't.
The Acceptance Committee for the
fair has decided that his-paintings are
Daily Photo by DAN DEVRIES "not acceptable," and although the
THE WALL MURAL in the Afro-American Lounge of the South Quad dor- fair's organizers vehemently deny that
mitory was painted by Jog Lockard, who will not be in this year's Art Fair See ART, Page 10
for the first time in 22 years.

Britain regains Falkiands
See story, Page5

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