Freedom series

Ernest Green

MSU alumnus Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine.

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will host three notable individuals as part of its annual “Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom.” The speakers are: Edwin Black, Cornel West and Ernest Green.

The series is intended to give members of the mid-Michigan community opportunities for interaction with multicultural leaders from education, business, industry, entertainment and government.

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January newsletter

CTN Jan2016The theme of MSU’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. this year is, “If not now, then when? If not us, then who?”  The January issue of CT News is all about getting involved—in your union and in your community.  Consider attending one or more of the events associated with the MLK commemoration, and make sure to attend our union Membership Meeting on January 27.

New contract online

contract 2015-19Our new contract is now available online.

Members of the Clerical-Technical Union voted March 31 to ratify the Agreement with Michigan State University for the period April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2019.   The vote was 445 to 5.

Hard copies will be mailed by the employer to members when they are received from the printer.

This agreement does not address health care benefits.  Since 2002, the Clerical-Technical Union has joined other MSU unions to negotiate for health care benefits and wages.  For information on the health care agreement, visit our Coalition Health Care page.

CTU’s Shopping List

gift2CTU’s Shopping Listlists several sources for stores and products that are union friendly and/or made locally, in Michigan or in the U.S.  It’s getting kind of late to order online, but many of products can be purchased at local stores.  Our shopping list is a good resource for gift ideas during the holidays or throughout the year.  It is always available on our website under “Tools.”  Add products and stores to the list by sending them to

Solidarity opportunity

gofundmeCTU member Kim Schmuecker needs our assistance.  Her husband, Ryan, was recently diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in his back.  He has a great team of specialists at Mass General Hospital in Boston.  However, Kim and Ryan have three small children and the expense of regular travel, lodging, etc., on top of the reduction in income, adds to this family’s stress.  Together, we can help ease some of the burden by making donations to a “gofundme” account set up for Ryan Schmuecker at

In solidarity, the Clerical-Technical Union of MSU