- Following six months of contract negotiations, Western Michigan University's 430 maintenance, custodial, dining and landscaping employees will receive a 2% pay raise by January 2013, with an additional 2.5% pay raise by January 2014.
- Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council ratified the new contract this week, following a special board meeting Friday where the WMU Board of Trustees approved the new contract.
- The new contract calls for a $1 decrease in pay rates (which range from $12 to $22 hourly) for new employees during their first year, a one-time payment of $300 to union employees, and changes to retirement and contribution packages.
From the article:
About 430 Western Michigan University maintenance, custodial, dining and landscaping employees will receive a 2 percent raise by 2013 after negotiating contracts for six months. The WMU Board of Trustees approved their final employee contract of the year with the local branches of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council during a conference-call meeting on Friday morning. ...