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WSU President says lawmakers shouldn't cut funding over contract

March 21, 2013

Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour spoke with WDET's Pat Batcheller about the Board of Governors' approval yesterday of a new eight-year contract with faculty. Now, university officials have to convince state lawmakers not to cut the University'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. President Gilmour says the University has a strong case for approving the contract.