- The faculty union at Michigan's Wayne State University said Wednesday that they want a 10-year contract before the state's right-to-work law takes effect at the end of March.
- Gov. Rick Snyder signed the right-to-work law in December, and the faculty union--representing 2,000 faculty members and staff--has been negotiating a new contract with WSU's administration since last summer, when the previous contract expired.
- While the union previously sought a four-year contract, it proposed a 10 year contract a few weeks ago that includes a 2% across-the-board raise and a 1.5% merit raise over the second, third and fourth years, as well as a change to health care--but the administration prefers a 1% across-the-board raise, 1.5% merit raise and minimal health care changes with members paying more.
From the article:
Wayne State University's faculty union is seeking a 10-year contract before the state's right-to-work law goes into effect at the end of March, union leaders said Wednesday. "We want our entire contract done before the right-to-work law kicks in," said Charles Parrish, president of the American Association of University Professors — American Federation of Teachers, WSU chapter. ...