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June 19, 2007
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EMU regents approve UAW Local 1976 union agreement

YPSILANTI - The EMU Board of Regents approved the collective bargaining agreement between Eastern Michigan University and the UAW Local 1976 at its regular meeting June 19.  UAW Local 1976, which represents the professional/technical staff, has 390 members.

            The new four-year agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2006, and continues through June 30, 2010.

            Highlights of the four-year contract include a $1,260 flat rate increase retroactive to July 1, 2006; a $1,406 flat rate increase effective July 1, 2007; a $1,563 flat rate increase effective July 1, 2008; and a 3-percent raise effective July 1, 2009. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2006.  The agreement also includes new medical benefit language, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2008.

            It is projected the agreement will increase the University’s fiscal year 2006-07 compensation costs by $625,898; $476,327 for 2007-08; $618,001 by 2008-09; and $669,986 by 2009-10.


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