Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.

Union Representative Judy Redding and President Deb Bittner marching in the 2016 MLK Commemorative March for Justice.

CTU will participate in this year’s Commemorative March for Justice on MLK Day, January 15.  Join us at the MSU Union, Main Lounge on the first floor, around 2:45.  The March begins at 3 p.m.  Dress warmly!  This 50-degree weather is not expected to last.

The Office of Inclusion has provided us with information about several of this year’s activities at MSU that will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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The spirit of the season

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The CTU once again offers its Shopping List to assist you with finding and purchasing items and services that enhance our community.  We will also be drawing your attention to several opportunities to give back to the community this holiday season.  Information for most of these opportunities is submitted by CTU members.  Please be sure to send us your events and opportunities so we can add them to the list.
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Membership Meeting Report

At our October 25 Membership Meeting we accepted the new CTU officers by acclamation as allowed by the constitutional change we passed last fall.

Left to right, above, our newly elected leaders are Director Pam Sloan, Audit Committee Member Stephanie Six, Treasurer Tracy Rich, President Deb Bittner, and Director Carmen Elliott.  Director Jan Wallace was not available for the photo.

Tracy Rich’s election to treasurer left her former secretary office empty.  Michelle Jenkins (left) stepped forward and was elected secretary unanimously.

Members also transferred the costs of negotiating our new health care contract from the contingency fund to operations.

We had 68 members attend either in person at Anthony Hall or via Polycom from Grand Rapids and Detroit Medical Center.

Our union thanks those who stepped forward to serve and everyone who could attend the Membership Meeting.

A message from the president

Pres Deb Bittner & UR Shirley VanDorp at July 26, 2017, Health Care Ratification.

July 26, 2017—President Deb Bittner and Union Representative Shirley VanDorp at the polls.

July 26, 2017
7:12 p.m.

Dear CT,

Tonight, I am quite pleased to announce that CTU passed the tentative health care agreement, 337 yes votes to 5 no votes!

A big thank you to all who took the time to vote and to all who worked this ratification including our bargaining team and office staff!

In solidarity,

Deb

 

The CTU Shopping List

CTU’s Shopping Listlists several sources for stores and products that are union friendly and/or made locally, in Michigan or in the U.S.  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 Cheryl@ctumsu.org.