CTU candidates announced

photo of CTU ballot boothsNominations for the CTU’s 2014 election are closed.  The following candidates have stepped forward to run for office in the October 28 election:

Vice President:  Pamela SloanKimberly Smith
Secretary:  Tracy Rich
Director (4 positions):  Pamela BrockAmber Feasal-BartlingRosario GarciaWillie PaulsenJeanette Robertson
Audit Committee:  Heather Dover

Our October 2014 newsletter will contain statements from the candidates.  Members who want additional information from the candidates are encouraged to attend one or more Candidate Forums (to be announced) or to contact the candidates directly.

August Newsletter

CTN Aug 2014 web The August CT News was distributed earlier this week.  We are still experiencing printer delays of various kinds but have taken steps to correct the situation.

In the current issue, we feature a report on our July Membership Meeting and provide information about our elections coming up in October, including the Nominations Notice.

Since the issue went to the printer, we have received more information about our general increase scheduled for April 2015.  The article on page 8 reported that the raise will be at least 2.3%.  We now know for certain that the raise will be 2.5%.

2.5 % raise in April 2015

money graphicThe August 2014 CT News (still at the printer) will announce that our next general raise will be at least 2.3 percent.

The final numbers just came in, and we are please to announce that the increase actually will be 2.5%. 

For CTs, that raise will happen April 1, 2015.

This increase is the result of the great job employees at MSU are doing to help keep health care costs down.  Last year’s health care costs were at 2009 levels.

Days of Caring

DAYCAREAugust 29 is the deadline to sign up to participate in the Capital Area United Way’s “Days of Caring,” an opportunity to help complete projects that benefit people and the community. The events take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on September 12 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 13. For information, including project sites and a sign-up form, visit www.micauw.org/volunteer-2014-days-caring or call Pat Hemingway at 203-5022.

The parking lot is complete

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This winter’s polar vortex attacked our already crumbling parking lot, leaving sink holes and collapsing drain basins. After the lot was determined to be beyond repair, we hired Rieth-Riley, a local union construction company, to replace it. For more photos, go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/CTUofMSU.