CTU to participate in MLK Commemorative March

Monday, January 16 – CTU will participate again this year in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March on the MSU campus. The march kicks off at 3:15, and CTs will gather between 3 and 3:10 near the west exit (the small circle driveway off Abbot) with our sign so that we can march together.  We will join in with the march and continue to Beaumont Tower.  Come join us.

Beaumont Tower is right near the MSU Museum, and you are welcome to attend the Civil and Human Rights Exhibit and Artistic Student Performance there at 4:15 p.m. (No pre-registration required.)

Although classes will not be held on Monday, it is a regular work day for MSU staff. Our union has a letter of agreement with the University “to encourage flexibility for employees who desire to participate in sponsored events to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as other opportunities to increase sensitivity to diversity and inclusion.” Anyone who is denied the opportunity to participate can call the union office at 355-1903.

November/December Newsletter

In the November/December newsletter, your union wishes you peace and joy in the holiday season. In addition to tips for weathering the post-election holiday season, President Deb Bittner discusses the East Lansing income tax issue.  There is an article on overtime that touches on the new FLSA reporting standards and how MSU is complying. We also congratulate Rebecca Ives, winner of the 2016 Clerical-Technical Award.  Although many details are not yet finalized, the newsletter provides information about Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative activities scheduled for January 16.  Please note the article on the MSU Community Charitable Campaign – the Campaign is a great opportunity to make a contribution to our community through payroll deduction.

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.

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 https://msu.allclearid.com.

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.