Demonstrators with signs line a sidewalk, in front of a grassy slope
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A union representing landscapers, cooks, carpenters and other workers at Western Michigan University says its contract negotiations have stalled. Like faculty and part-time instructors earlier this summer, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees say they’ll rally in protest tomorrow on campus.

Eight people stand by the edge of a busy street, in front of some railroad tracks, with a brick building in the background. The demonstrators have handmade signs with messages supporting the PIO.
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After months of negotiation, the part-time instructors’ union at Western Michigan University has reached a deal on its next contract, though members still have to ratify it.

Several dozen people with colorful signs stand on a sidewalk. Bailey is wearing white pants and holding a sign that says "WMU works because we do"
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Western Michigan University’s faculty union says contract negotiations with the school have reached an impasse. At a rally Wednesday morning, members and supporters of the American Association of University Professors called for a higher offer.

Waldo Library at Western Michigan University - file photo by WMUK

Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff can get vaccinated, or be tested weekly for COVID-19 this fall.

Anna is smiling and holding a picture of her prizewinning chickens and Megan, to her right, is holding a white banner from the prizes. In the background attendees of the auction stand in a dimly lit pavilion
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Most of the Kalamazoo County fair was canceled this year as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. But unlike last year, kids and youth in 4-H got to bring their animals to the fairgrounds. After nearly two weeks of showing animals from horses to goats to rabbits, the shows ended today with a livestock auction, the fair’s only public event for 2021.