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U Of M Signs Contract For Right-To-Work Lectures

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says it's reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with a union representing 1,500 lectures ahead of the effective date for the state's right-to-work law.

The Detroit News says the Ann Arbor school and the Lecturers' Employee Organization announced the agreement Wednesday. The deal replaces one that expires April 20.

In Detroit, Wayne State University faculty union members are voting Wednesday on whether to ratify an eight-year contract reached last week.

Legislation that the Republican-controlled state Legislature passed and that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed bars unions from collecting mandatory fees or dues from workers they represent under collective bargaining agreement.

The law takes effect March 28, and backers say some schools are seeking to circumvent it by signing agreements before then.

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