We are the union of part-time faculty at Western Michigan University.

We are a member-driven labor union.

We depend on your support to fight for fair pay, benefits and working conditions.

The Professional Instructor Organization’s mission is to advocate for all part-time instructors at Western Michigan University. We do this by working with members & administrators to both uphold our contract and to provide opportunities for professional growth for part-time faculty. We embrace inclusivity and value service, transparency and community-building.
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  • Weekly Update – August 8, 2022

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  • Weekly Update – August 1, 2022

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DEMONSTRATION – Mediation Session 3 THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED August 2, 2021  8:00 am – 10:00 amAsylum Lake Preserve West Parking Lot, S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA Meet at Asylum Lake lot then to Parkview …

Solidarity Event Jun 30

WMU has disabled embedding of videos on websites, but you can watch the address by clicking the link below to play on YouTube. The video will be queued to about 1:34:00. https://youtu.be/lQpKXdsvWy4?t=5680