Faculty agreed to forego raises for the current year and to allow some modest changes to the health care coverage for new hires, in exchange for assurances of 1% and 3% raises in coming years and retention of all other benefits. Moreover, on the crucial issues of tenure and faculty governance, the administration's attempt to hire most new faculty on contract without the possibility of tenure failed.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
Contract terms also substantially limit the number of faculty the school can hire on contract, allow union members to retain rights to intellectual property developed on their own time and give the union a say on university governance
The agreement will now need to be ratified by the faculty union members and the university's state-appointed Board of Trustees.