May/June CT News

The combined May/June issue of CT News is now being distributed.  As you can see from page 1, we are hoping to have a big turnout at the picnic.  We have grilled hotdogs, Turkeyman barbecue, chicken, and all of your picnic favorites.  There is playground equipment for the kids, our infamous cakewalk, and lots of contests and door prizes.

The May/June issue also reports on the April Membership Meeting, Board actions, layoffs, the Employee Assistance Program, and local labor history.

June 22: See you at the picnic

For questions, call the CTU at 355-1903.

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

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