This just in from EMU-AAUP President Susan Moeller:
The clerical union President, Karen Hansen, has asked that we boycott President Martin’s BBQ picnic today. Since the picnic is suppose to bring all employees on campus together and show that the Administration appreciates its employees, it could do so by just negotiating a fair contract with the clerical and police unions. At this time the Administration is still refusing to negotiate on health care with either group. They are just imposing it on them and demanding huge pay cuts.
I personally do not want to eat food that is being paid for with the raises for these groups. The Administration has misplaced priorities and does not understand that how it is treating its employees is just wrong. A picnic that feeds everyone lunch for a day does not make people feel better that they may no longer be able to afford healthcare.
See the article from the AnnArborNews at:
Sure seems like contract negotiations are heating up early this year….