LEO-GLAM members ratify inaugural three-year contract

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Members of the Lecturers’ Employee Organization/Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums bargaining unit overwhelmingly voted to ratify the union’s first contract with the University of Michigan.

Known as LEO-GLAM, the union represents about 180 non-tenure track librarians, archivists and curators working across the university’s three campuses.

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According to the union, 98.4 percent of voting members supported ratification of the three-year agreement, which takes effect Sept. 1.

The new contract raises minimum salaries across all campuses for each of the three years covered by the agreement. In addition, the contract provides annual base salary increases of 2.75 percent in the first contract year and 3 percent in each of the following two years.

The agreement also provides equity increases based on years of service and governs professional development funding, layoffs, benefits eligibility and promotion.

LEO-GLAM and the university began bargaining in early December 2021, and a tentative agreement was reached July 15. The contract was ratified July 28.

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