We 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
Hard 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 www.ctumsu.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CTU2015-2019.pdf.
CTU’s Shopping List, lists several sources for stores and products that are union friendly and/or made locally, in Michigan or in the U.S. It’s getting kind of late to order online, but many of products can be purchased at local stores. 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.