A tentative deal on an eight-year contract has been reached between Wayne State University and its faculty and staff union. Union President and professor Charles Parrish called the contract fair. "Tenure, job security and academic freedom have been preserved. This will allow our faculty to continue their excellent work in teaching and research," he said. However, some Michigan lawmakers say the contract may be an attempt to circumvent the state's right-to-work law that goes into effect on March 27 and will prevent unions from requiring dues from employees.