MSU data breach

idThe university has hired a company, AllClear ID, to provide two years of identification protection and repair for over 400,000 current and former students and employees affected by MSU’s recent data breach.  Identity repair will be available as needed.  Credit monitoring will be available to affected students and staff who sign up for the service.  The services are free to the individual.

The CTU encourages all current and former members who are affected by the breach — those employed between 1970 and November 13, 2016 — to take advantage of these services.

For background and additional information about accessing AllClear ID services, please see the message from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon.

To sign up for credit monitoring, go to

Election results

img_62841CTs voted on October 25, 2016, for vice president, secretary, four directors, and two members of the Audit Committee, as well as a constitutional amendment.  There was also a straw poll to determine where members would like to hold the picnic.

Vice president: Rosie Garcia, 133 yes, 6 no, 1 invalid

Secretary: Tracy Rich, 134 yes, 5 no, 1 invalid

Pamela Brock, 119
Liz Owen, 114
Stacey Patton, 117
Stephen Stofflet, 114

Audit Committee, 1 year: Lynn Foltz, 135 yes, 1 no, 4 invalid

Audit Committee, 3 year: Barbara Heyser, 132 yes, 2 no, 6 invalid

Constitutional Amendment: 120 yes, 17 no, 2 invalid

The great majority of members voting said they want to hold picnics at Patriarche Park rather than the CTU building.



MSU labor leader dies

heckmanWe were shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Charlie Heckman, president of AFSCME 999 and chairperson of the Coalition of Labor Organizations at MSU. He died in a single-car accident on February 23.  The CLO relies a great deal on Charlie’s skills and experience, especially during our health care bargaining.  Charlie was a good friend to labor and to CTU. We are going to miss him.

Charlie’s family will receive friends and have a service, particularly acknowledging his time in the Navy and the special recognition that brings, on Wednesday, March 2, 4-7 p.m., at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 621 S Jefferson, Mason, 48854.

Charlie Heckman’s obituary

The new collective bargaining agreement

contract 2015-19Hard copies of the new MSU/CTU contract (April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2019) were distributed to CTs last week.  Consider leaving your contract on your desk or some other location where visitors and coworkers can see it.  It’s one more way of showing that CTU is in our workplaces.

You can also access the contract online at