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.
  • AFT Michigan Weekly Update

    January 11, 2021 As was reinforced by the horrific actions at the nation’s capitol last week, we are living in unprecedented and historic times. […]

  • Governor’s Updated Guidance on Schools &...

    A joint statement from David Hecker, AFT-Michigan President; Don Wotruba, MASB Executive Director;Tina Kerr, MASA Executive Director; Ray Telman, […]

  • AFT Michigan Weekly Update

    January 4, 2021 For those of you who had the opportunity for time off these past few weeks, I hope it was enjoyable and restful.  We have a full […]

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Currently, our email list only includes members who are teaching during a given semester. If youd like to stay in touch regardless of teaching status, fill out the form below to join our VIP list! You can opt out any time by emailing com@piowmu.org. Please help us spread the word!https://forms.gle/BvrfR4Aaj4fc92qn6
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PIO Open Meeting June 19, 2020 Special Guests Provost Jen Bott Nancy Mansberger, Academic Labor Relations John Ware, AFT Michigan From Nancy Mansberger: Several conversations with …
As the university draws nearer to an announcement regarding fall semester plans, we know that our members have a lot of questions for administration. As an …
As Communications Officer, I’ve had the privilege of representing PIO this past spring and summer on the Joint Instructional Advisory Committee (JIAC). JIAC was created to …