Yesterday I sent out to the bargaining unit a message that might have confused the issue of the training matter for the Title IX initiative by the Administration. Title IX is the comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. I understand that the training that is being offered is not mandatory.
The Union is supportive of informing the university community of the need to guard against the existence of sexual harassment on campus. The training that is being offered is voluntary and is likely to be helpful if one wishes to participate in it.
Charles J. Parrish
Professor, Political Science
President, WSU AAUP-AFT Local 6075
Vice President At-Large, AFT Michigan
5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 3301
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202313-577-8160 (Office)