Fall Membership Meeting

Fall Membership Meeting / Wednesday, October 25 1310 Anthony Hall 5:20 p.m. /  The agenda includes:  1) the installation of new officers‚ 2) a discussion of union finances‚3) a discussion and vote on transfer of negotiations expenses‚4) reports on issues affecting members‚5) door prizes (including a $100 drawing if we have a quorum) / Doors open at 5, so come early to socialize.

October newsletter

first page graphic of October 2017 CTU newsletterCheck out the October 2017 CT News for information about our Wednesday, October 26, Membership Meeting. We also have statements from the members who stepped forward to take on leadership roles.  The editorial addresses recent articles in the newsletter that some members thought were unfair to those of us suffering with major health concerns. There is information about donating to the community through the MSU Community Charitable Campaign and about participating in this year’s benefits open enrollment. In addition, the CTU announces the November 6 through 17 window to apply for an educational loan for the Spring semester.

No October election

We have one candidate for each position up for election in October.

Because none of the races are contested, the constitutional amendment we passed last year makes the election unnecessary.  Instead, the constitution requires the unchallenged candidates to be affirmed by acclamation of the membership and to take the oath of office at the October 25 Membership Meeting.  If we don’t have a quorum at the meeting, the constitution directs the current Executive Board to meet during the Membership Meeting and accept the candidates to constitute the new Executive Board and Audit Committee.

Why did these individuals step forward to fill leadership positions in our union?  Find out by reading their candidate statements in the upcoming October newsletter.  Their statements can provide insight into the motivations and goals of our leaders.

We thank the Elections Committee and others who volunteered to help with the elections.  Arrangements regarding meetings, polling places, lists of volunteers, etc. were already underway by the nominations deadline of September 12.  The Elections Committee will oversee the portion of the October 25 Membership Meeting that pertains to the installation of officers.

MSU childcare available

We received the following from the WorkLife office at MSU:

The MSU Child Development Laboratories has immediate openings in its full day program at the East Lansing location and half day program at the Haslett location. The East Lansing location offers full day programming for 18+ months, and the Haslett location offers half day programming for 36+ months and 48+ months. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Kayla Scelfo via telephone (517-355-1900) or email (cdl@msu.edu).

We have a health care contract!

August 25, 2017—Michigan State University’s administration has ratified a four-year tentative agreement on health care with the seven MSU unions that voted in favor of the agreement:

  • Clerical-Technical Union of MSU
  • Administrative Professional Supervisors Association
  • Police Unit (Capitol City Labor Program, Inc.)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324
  • Administrative Professionals Association
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 274
  • AFSCME Local 1585

The university will now move forward on preparing educational materials for health care open enrollment, which takes place throughout the month of October.

Eight unions are covered under the current health care contract with the university.  One of the eight voted against ratification.