by Pamela Young, Published July 24, 2012
YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University regents approved a new 4-year contract for the EMU chapter of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, at a special board meeting July 24.
The union, which represents 21 police officers at Eastern Michigan, ratified the agreement in a vote June 26. The new contract includes planned salary increases and new health care options.
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 will take effect in January 2013. More information can be found under the human resources announcement page http://www.emich.edu/hr/announcements
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.