WSU President Says Lawmakers Shouldn't Cut Funding Over Contract

March 21, 2013

Wayne State University's Board of Governors has approved a new eight-year contract with faculty. Now, university officials have to convince state lawmakers not to cut the school's funding. Republicans in the Legislature voted this week to cut the funding of any college or school district that approves long-term contracts that would be protected from Michigan's right-to-work law. GOP lawmakers say such contracts violate the spirit of the law, which will ban mandatory union dues and membership. WDET's Pat Batcheller spoke with WSU President Allan Gilmour, who says the university has a strong case for approving the contract. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.