MSU Labor Leader Dies

February 29th, 2016 No comments

Charlie Heckman

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.

Charlie Heckman’s obituary and information about services.

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Coalition Health Care Agreement

July 15th, 2015 No comments

January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017 MSU/Coalition Health Care Agreement

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.)

New Health Care MOU

November 20th, 2013 No comments

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.

It’s official: We have a new health care agreement

August 28th, 2013 No comments

clo logoThe 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.

IATSE: “Yes!”

August 28th, 2013 No comments

IATSE logo

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.

APA and AFSCME Local 1585 ratify agreement

August 20th, 2013 No comments

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.

IUOE votes “Yes!”

August 15th, 2013 No comments

MSU members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 547 have ratified the new health care agreement.

That’s a “yes”  from five of the MSU unions covered by the agreement with  three to go.

APSA votes “Yes!”

August 14th, 2013 No comments

logo of APSA at MSUMembers of the Administrative Professional Supervisors Association (APSA) have also resoundingly approved the new health care agreement.

“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 votes “Yes!”

August 13th, 2013 No comments

August 13, 2013 - Four hundred thirty-nine CTs voted in the ratification of the new health care agreement:  438 yes, 1 no.

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.

AFSCME Local 999 votes “Yes!”

August 7th, 2013 No comments

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – In an all-day vote yesterday, AFSCME Local 999 voted “overwhelmingly yes” to ratify the tentative health care agreement, according to AFSCME 999 President Charlie Heckman.

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.