Charlie Heckman, president of the Coalition of Labor Organizations at MSU and of AFSCME Local 999, died in a single-car accident on February 23.
In the summer of 2013, the members of the individual unions in the Coalition of Labor Organizations at MSU ratified, and the MSU Board of Trustees approved, an agreement that covers health care and base wages for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.
Raises are tied to increases in the cost of health care. As health care costs increase, wages are negatively impacted. (See p. 6 for the formula.)
Each of the nine unions affected by our agreement has a different contract cycle and each will get their raises at a different time.
(Two MSU unions, the Graduate Employees Union and the Union of Non-Tenured Faculty are not covered under this agreement. GEU has a separate health care plan with the University and UNTF is on the faculty plan.)
See the new Health Care Memorandum of Understanding at http://www.clomsu.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/MOU-2014-2017.pdf. The MOU covers health care and wages from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017. Union members with questions and concerns should contact their union.
The University has ratified the health care tentative agreement. This action was taken subsequent to ratification by all eight unions covered under the health care Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement will be in effect January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.
For information, MSU union members should contact their unions.
The final union has weighed in with a “Yes!” on the health care tentative agreement. IATSE Local 274, representing MSU’s stage employees, accepted the agreement.
The tentative agreement now goes to the MSU Board of Trustees for approval.
Both AFSCME Local 1585 and the Administrative Professionals Association have reported their health care ratification results: Two more in the “yes” column!
Eight of the ten MSU unions are party to the health care Memorandum of Understanding with Michigan State University. The members of seven of the unions have agreed to accept the tentative agreement. We are awaiting the vote of one union.
That’s a “yes” from five of the MSU unions covered by the agreement with three to go.
“There was a strong sentiment of appreciation expressed by the members that took the time to make comments,” said APSA President Jim Hensley.
Four of the eight unions covered by the health care agreement have approved it. We are still awaiting the ratification results from four unions.
CTU joins AFSCME Local 999 and the MSU police officers union (FOP 141) in approving the new agreement.
Each union covered by the agreement is following its own ratification process. As we get the numbers, we will publish the voting results of the remaining five unions.
Local 999 is the second union to ratify the agreement. The MSU police officers union (FOP 141) voted to accept the agreement on July 23.
Eight MSU unions are party to the agreement. The remaining six have not completed ratification. Each union is following its own ratification process.