Category Archives: Health

November CT News on the way

The November issue of CT News has been printed and is on its way for distribution. The issue features an article on the East Lansing income tax proposal and a resolution opposing it by our executive board. The board passed the resolution because “the proposed flat tax will harm lower-income workers disproportionately, including members of the Clerical-Technical Union.”  Also included in the issue are a report on board actions from July through September, congratulations to several members who have won awards recently, and a seasonal message from President Deb Bittner.

We have a health care contract!

August 25, 2017—Michigan State University’s administration has ratified a four-year tentative agreement on health care with the seven MSU unions that voted in favor of the agreement:

  • 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
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 274
  • AFSCME Local 1585

The university will now move forward on preparing educational materials for health care open enrollment, which takes place throughout the month of October.

Eight unions are covered under the current health care contract with the university.  One of the eight voted against ratification.

Health care ratification update

Seven 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
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 274
  • AFSCME Local 1585

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

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,

Deb