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.
  • Weekly Update – May 23, 2022

    77th AFT Michigan Convention Summary Our 77th Convention was held virtually on May 21, 2022. 141 delegates from 33 locals, along with many guests, […]

  • 77th AFT Michigan Convention Summary

    Our 77th Convention was held virtually on May 21, 2022. 141 delegates from 33 locals, along with many guests, participated. Highlights included: […]

  • The Little Union That Could

    By Sarah AptMy first and only teaching job for the past 11 years has been at Olney High School in Philadelphia. Even though it’s a charter school, […]

  • How I fight anti-AAPI hate

    Immigrants at Angel Island. Credit: Historical / Contributor, GettyBy Tracy LaiWe are living through a time of tremendous polarization in our […]

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

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