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 – January 10, 2022

    Member Spotlight: Colleen McDaniel & Elizabeth Drake, WSU GEOC Colleen McDaniel, Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at Wayne State […]

  • Teachers will not be censored

    dane_mark/GettyBy Willie Edward Taylor Carver, Jr.I have been a public school teacher since 2009, and I’ve seen plenty of silencing. I’m not […]

  • One year after an attack on our democracy

    One year ago today we witnessed firsthand an attack on our country: an insurrection by political extremists at the U.S. Capitol.I was in Washington […]

  • Weekly Update – January 3, 2022

    We Have Lost a Great Trade Unionist:  John McDonald Passes Away John McDonald, the 43-year president of the Henry Ford Community College Federation […]

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