Thursday Membership Meeting

CTU Membership Meeting is Thursday, July 14, 520 Erickson Hall. Meeting starts at 5:20 but doors open at 5 for socializing.  Meeting includes our annual ice cream social.

The Summer Membership Meeting is Thursday, July 14, 5:20 p.m., 252 Erickson Hall (the newsletter erroneously reported the meeting day).  The meeting includes our annual ice cream social.  Hope to see you there!

June/July CT News hits campus

Graphic: June/July CT News cover

The June/July CT News. Note that the Membership Meeting will be Thursday, July 14, at 5:20 p.m., 252 Erickson Hall.

With the June/July issue of  CT News, the union launches our 2016 elections.  Please review the elections calendar on page 7.  This would be a great year to become more involved, perhaps by running for office or volunteering to help make our elections process run smoothly.

The issue also highlights our June 16 picnic.  We had a great time in spite of the weather.  Visit our Facebook page for more photos.

Note the cutoff dates for applying for an educational loan from your union and take a look at the accompanying article on page 6 about educational benefits.

Continue reading

Meet our new contract administrator

rondy2Meet Rondy Murray, our new contract administrator.  Long-term members will probably remember Rondy, because she has a long history with our union, including a stint as Contract Administrator.  Starting as a CTU member in the late 1970s, Rondy became an Executive Board Director in 1983, was elected president of CTU in 1989, and was hired as a Contract Administrator in 1997.  She returned to work with MSU for a short while before becoming a Uniserv Director (similar to our contract administrator position) for the Michigan Education Association. She worked as a UD for 13 years in various regions around the state of Michigan.  She took an early retirement last year but is excited to re-enter the working world especially at her “home” base of CTU.

We are extremely pleased to have Rondy, with her wealth of knowledge and experience, back with us.

Dan McNeil retires

with cookieAn invitation to all CTU members & friends & colleagues of

Dan McNeil

Contract Administrator
for the CTU since 1999

Continue reading

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