RATIFICATION: Halfway there

Five of eight unions have ratified the health care Memorandum of Understanding:

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

One union voted against ratification. Updates on this development will be posted when we have them.

Members of two unions also covered by the Memorandum of Understanding have yet to vote on ratification:

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1585
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 274


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,



TICKETS: Aug. 3 Union Family Fair Day

Tickets available from the Clerical-Technical Union until noon on Thursday, July 27.

Ingham County Fair masthead
Lansing area labor unions are sponsoring

Union Family Fair Day

at the Ingham County Fair in Mason again this year. Continue reading

May/June CT News

The combined May/June issue of CT News is now being distributed.  As you can see from page 1, we are hoping to have a big turnout at the picnic.  We have grilled hotdogs, Turkeyman barbecue, chicken, and all of your picnic favorites.  There is playground equipment for the kids, our infamous cakewalk, and lots of contests and door prizes.

The May/June issue also reports on the April Membership Meeting, Board actions, layoffs, the Employee Assistance Program, and local labor history.

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.