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.


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MSU is unilaterally increasing the cost of graduate employee health insurance.

To educate the MSU community on the situation, the Graduate Employees Union will host a PUBLIC FORUM on Tuesday, August 26. A RALLY is scheduled for Friday, August 29, at the Administration Building during the MSU Board of Trustees meeting. Continue reading

July CT News

CTN July 2014 webThe July CT News is being distributed.  We had a little bit of a delay with printing this issue, and we are looking to avoid such problems in the future.

In addition to a report on our picnic, the July issue focuses on the importance of member involvement to the success of our union and ways we can contribute. We need members to step forward to run for office and to represent their districts as URs. We will also need volunteers to help during the October election (released time available).  In her editorial, President Deb Bittner discusses ways we can promote our union in the community and with friends and family.

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.