by Geoff Larcom, Published June 27, 2012
Eastern Michigan University and the EMU chapter of the Police Officers Association of Michigan have reached agreement on a four-year contract that includes planned salary increases and new health care options.
The union, which represents 21 police officers at EMU, ratified the agreement in a vote Tuesday afternoon, June 26.
The agreement provides for salary increases of 0 percent in the first year, 1 percent in the second year, starting July 1, 2013; and 2 percent in the third and fourth years, starting July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. The agreement runs through June 30, 2016.
Under the agreement, the police officers will also be covered by the new health care options recently introduced for the University's administrative professional and administrative hourly employees, athletic coaches and confidential clerical staff. Those options are set to take effect in January 2013. For more detail on the health care options, see http://www.emich.edu/hr/announcements/index.html
With the acceptance of the University health care options, each bargaining unit member will receive a $1,250 lump sum increase to base wages effective the first pay date in January 2013.