We have a contract

Volunteers tally the ratification votes.

Volunteers tally the ratification votes on the evening of March 31.

CTs have ratified a new four-year contract with a vote of 445 to 5.

Thanks goes out to the negotiating team, election volunteers and, of course, everyone who came out to vote.

CTs are voting today!

CT Kelly Kolasa casting her ratification vote this morning.

CT Kelly Kolasa casting her ratification vote this morning.

Ratification of the
2015 Tentative Agreement

between the CTU and MSU
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
MSU Auditorium Lobby (on Farm Lane)
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ratification is taking place today.  The university is allowing 20 minutes or so of released time for CTs to vote.  CTU’s bargaining team enthusiastically recommends a “yes” vote. If you wish, call the CTU office at 432-5665 to schedule a ride to and from the polls.


tracy smYour CTU team bargained into the wee hours of the morning of March 25 (almost 23 hours straight!) to reach a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with MSU management.  The team supports this new agreement and is pleased to present it to members for ratification.  For more details, please attend one of today’s Town Hall meetings:

  • Wednesday, March 25
    11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    International Center, Spartan Room C
  • Wednesday, March 25
    5:20 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Erickson Hall Room 252

Members soon will be sent details about the new contract and information about ratification.

Lunch will be provided for the mid-day meeting.

Members assigned to locations outside the Lansing/East Lansing area will be able to participate in the evening meeting via Polycom.  Contact your Union Representative or the CTU office about Polycom access.

Still bargaining

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It’s now 1:45 a.m. on March 25 and we are still bargaining.  Hope to have a contract by sunrise.

Our apologies

mlk ctu DSC03434Correction: The front page photo on the first page of the February/March CT News incorrectly identified one of the members holding our banner at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative March on January 19.  The CTs are, left to right, Jeanette Robertson, Deb Bittner, Judy Redding and Marcia Paterna.

Our apologies to Marcia Paterna, who was incorrectly identified, as well as to Martha Bernath whose name incorrectly appeared with the photo.