UAW 1950 Contract

ARTICLE 12

UNION MEMBERSHIP, FEES, AND PAYROLL DEDUCTION

12.1 This Article applies to all employees in the bargaining unit. The bargaining unit is described in Article 1. All employees are in the bargaining unit.  Only those who join the union and pay union dues are union members.

12.2 The Union represents all employees in the bargaining unit.

12.3 Each bargaining unit employee can freely choose to become a member of the Union, or to not become a member of the Union.

12.3.1 Being a bargaining unit employee is not the same as being a union member.

12.3.2 An employee is always a bargaining unit employee; an employee becomes a Union member only through choice. If an employee chooses not to become a Union member he/she will remain a bargaining unit employee, remain entitled to representation by the Union, remain covered by this collective bargaining agreement, and remain entitled to any benefits set forth in this collective bargaining agreement.

12.4 An employee who becomes a Union member will be required to pay Union dues (the amounts and regularity of those dues payments to be decided by the Union). An employee choosing to become a Union member will be required by the Union to sign a payroll deduction authorization form (acceptable to the University) authorizing the University’s Payroll Office to deduct Union dues from the employee’s paychecks.

12.5 The Union will present the signed dues deduction authorization forms directly to the University’s Payroll Office. Any such authorization form shall remain in effect until revoked in writing (signed) by the employee. A revocation shall become effective at the beginning of the first regular payroll period subsequent to the date on which it is received in the Payroll Office.

12.5.1 Each employee may submit a signed payroll deduction authorization form (via the Union) to the Payroll Office up to twice per year.

12.5.2 The Union shall annually certify in writing to the University’s Payroll Office the authorized amount to be deducted from each Union member who submits a signed payroll deduction authorization form. The University’s Payroll Office shall deduct the authorized amount from each of the employee’s regular paychecks and shall within fifteen (15) days after deduction transmit the amounts to the Union, together with a list setting forth the name of each employee for whom deductions were made.

12.5.3 The University’s Payroll Office shall use its best efforts to make the aforesaid deductions in the manner set forth but assumes no responsibility for any errors in making such deductions other than to correct such errors. In the event of overpayment, the Union agrees to refund such monies.

12.6 Neither the University nor the Union will discriminate against any employee because the employee chooses to become a Union member or chooses not to become a Union member.

12.6.1 Joining the Union is not a condition of employment; an employee cannot and will not be terminated because the employee chooses to not join the Union.

12.6.2 Paying Union dues is not a condition of employment; an employee cannot and will not be terminated because the employee chooses to not pay Union dues.

12.6.3 The University will not tolerate harassment or discrimination against any employee who chooses to become a Union member or chooses not to become a Union member.  (See Article 1.7).

12.7 The Union agrees to indemnify and hold the University harmless against any and all claims, suits and/or other forms of liability that may arise out of or by reason of deductions made by the University pursuant to this Article, or by reason of the University complying with the provisions of this Article.

12.8 All sums deducted by the University shall be remitted to the Union’s Financial Officer at an address given to the University by the Union once each month by the 15th calendar day of the month in which the deductions were made, together with a list of the names and the amount deducted for each union member for whom a deduction was made. The list shall also identify new bargaining unit employees and union members deleted since the last listing with an explanation of the changes. Such communication shall be made electronically, in a format agreeable to the parties.

12.9 The Union agrees to make whatever adjustments are necessary directly with a union member who may, as a result of this deduction procedure, pay more or less than the Union’s dues or service charge.

12.10 The University shall not be liable to the Union by reason of the requirements of this Article for the remittance of payment or any sum other than that constituting actual deductions made from the pay earned by the union member. In addition, the Union shall indemnify and save the University harmless from any liability resulting from any and all claims, demands, suits, or any other action arising from compliance with this Article, or in reliance on any list, notice, certification, or authorization furnished under this Article.

 

 

UNION DUES DECISION FORM

 

 

Name_________________________________________________________________________

(type or print)

 

NMUIN:_______________________Department______________________________________

 

 

Each employee may submit a signed Union Dues Decision Form – (via the Union) to the Payroll Office up to twice per year.

___ I authorize the collection of Union dues

 

By making this selection and signing below, the University is authorized to deduct from wages earned or to be earned by me, Union dues as certified to the University by the Union’s Treasurer; the university shall remit the same to the Union at such time and in such manner as may be agreed upon between the University and the Union.

 

Any such authorization shall remain in effect until revoked in writing (signed) by the employee.

                                             ___ I do not authorize the collection of Union dues

 

By making this selection and signing below, the University is either not authorized or is no longer authorized to deduct wages earned or to be earned by me for Union dues.

 

A revocation shall become effective at the beginning of the first regular payroll period subsequent to the date on which it is received in the Payroll Office.

 

                                                                                          _________________________________

                                                                                          Signature of Employee

 

                                                                                      

                                                                                          _________________________________     

                                                                                          Date of Signing

 

 

                                                                                          _________________________________     

                                                                                          Date of Delivery to University

 

ARTICLE 13
WAGES

13.1   2014-2015 Salary.

Upon ratification, all employees will receive a $.26 (twenty-six cent) per hour increase to base wages if the increase will not place them above the maximum of the 2014-2015 salary schedule which has been raised $.13 (thirteen cents) above the 2013-2014 salary schedule.

If the above increase places an employee above the maximum of the salary range, then the employee shall receive the portion of the increase which will bring the employee to the maximum and the remainder of the increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year. Employees at the maximum before any increase will receive the entire salary increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year.

13.2  2015-2016 Salary.  Effective July 1, 2015, all employees on roll and working will receive a $.26 (twenty-six cents) per hour increase to base wages, if the increase will not place them above the maximum of the 2015-2016 salary schedule, which has been raised $.13 (thirteen cents) per hour above the 2014-2015 salary schedule.

If the above increase places an employee above the maximum of the salary range, then the employee shall receive the portion of the increase which will bring the employee to the maximum and the remainder of the increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year. Employees at the maximum before any increase will receive the entire salary increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year.

13.3  2016-2017 Salary.  Effective July 1, 2016, all employees on roll and working will receive $.29 (twenty-nine cents) per hour increase to base wages, if the increase will not place them above the maximum of the 2015-2016 salary schedule, which has been raised $.15 (fifteen cents) per hour above the 2015-2016 salary schedule.

If the above increase places an employee above the maximum of the salary range, then the employee shall receive the portion of the increase which will bring the employee to the maximum and the remainder of the increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year. Employees at the maximum before any increase will receive the entire salary increase as a bonus payable on a biweekly basis over the course of the fiscal year.

13.4 Grant-funded Salaries.  Salaries of grant employees will be governed by the terms of the grant. Grant employees will be treated in the same manner as regular employees if their grant funding permits. However, in no case, will a grant employee receive a higher increase than a regular bargaining unit member received.

13.5  Definitions.  "On roll" is defined as working, on paid sick leave, dependent care leave, annual leave, or personal leave hours but does not include being paid annual leave after resignation.

 

ARTICLE 14
TERMINATION OR MODIFICATION

14.1 This Agreement shall continue in full force and effect until 11:59 p.m., June 30, 2017.

14.1.1 Termination. If either party desires to terminate this Agreement, it shall, sixty (60) days prior to the termination date, give written notice of termination. If neither party shall give notice of termination of this Agreement as provided in this paragraph or notice of amendment, as hereinafter provided, or if each party giving a notice of termination withdraws the same prior to termination date, this Agreement shall continue in effect from year to year thereafter subject to notice of termination by either party on sixty (60) days' written notice prior to the contract anniversary date.

14.1.2 Modification. If either party desires to negotiate modifications of this Agreement, it shall sixty (60) days prior to the termination date or any subsequent termination date, give written notice of such intent, in which event the notice shall set forth the nature of the modification or modifications desired. In the event that the Employer and the Union undertake such negotiations to modify this Agreement, it shall expire on June 30, 2017, unless it is extended for a specified period by mutual written agreement of the Employer and the Union.

14.1.3 Address. Notice shall be in writing and shall be sufficient if sent by certified mail addressed, if to the Union, to Secretary, Local 1950, UAW, and if the Employer, addressed to Human Resources Director, Northern Michigan University, or to any such address as the Union or the Employer may make available to each other.

14.2 Effective Date. This Agreement shall be in effect upon ratification by the Union and approval by the Board, and shall continue in effect until 11:59 pm, June 30, 2017.

 

 


IN WITNESS WHEREOF THE PARTIES HAVE SET THEIR HANDS:

Date Signed: ___________

INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS OF AMERICA (TECHNICAL, OFFICE AND PROFESSIONAL AND ITS LOCAL 1950)

ON BEHALF OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Michelle Kimball, President
Local 1950 - UAW
R. Gavin Leach,
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Betsy Bennett, International Representative
Region 1D - UAW
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY BARGAINING COMMITTEE:
Gerald Kariem, Director
Region 1D - UAW
Kurt Sherwood,
Chief Negotiator, Miller Canfield
Grace Albert
Bargaining Committee Chair

Rhea Dever

Director of Human Resources

Tracy VanAbel
Bargaining Committee Member

Debra LaMere
Assistant Director, Human Resources

Suzy Swanson

Bargaining Committee Member

Sherri Towers

Senior Budget Director

Jeff Kontio
Bargaining Committee Member

Kristen Bjorne

Assistant Director, Human Resources; Benefits

   

Ratified by UAW – Local 1950 on September 22, 2014
Approved by the Board of Trustees on September 26,2014


APPENDIX A
TOP CLASSIFICATIONS BY PAY GRADE

 

Pay Grade 4D

Account Clerk
Clerk
Sales Clerk
Secretary
Technician

Pay Grade 4C

Senior Account Clerk
Senior Clerk
Senior Salesclerk
Senior Secretary
Senior Technician

Pay Grade 4B

Principal Account Clerk
Principal Clerk
Principal  Sales Clerk
Principal Secretary
Principal Technician

Pay Grade 4A

Executive Account Clerk
Executive Clerk
Executive Sales Clerk
Executive Secretary
Executive Technician

Wage Schedules

2014-2015
Salary Schedule

Pay Grade Prob. Min. Max.
4D 9.43 10.13 17.31
4C 10.14 10.87 18.64
4B 10.89 11.72 20.07
4A 11.76 12.59 21.62

 

2015-2016
Salary Schedule

Pay Grade Prob. Min. Max.
4D 9.56 10.26 17.44
4C 10.27 11.00 18.77
4B 11.02 11.85 20.20
4A 11.89 12.72 21.75

2016-2017
Salary Schedule

Pay Grade Prob. Min. Max.
4D 9.71 10.41 17.59
4C 10.42 11.15 18.92
4B 11.17 12.00 20.35
4A 12.04 12.87 21.90

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING  #1
BETWEEN
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
AND
Local 1950, UAW
2011
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Household Member Program

 

The Household Member Program (HMP) is a program that expands the eligibility criteria for enrollment in Northern Michigan University’s health care plan (medical, hospitalization, and prescription drug program).

REQUIREMENTS:

Under the HMP, an NMU Local 1950 employee, who does not already enroll a spouse in the health care plan, may enroll one adult individual for benefit coverage but only if all the following criteria are met:

  • The employee is eligible for NMU’s benefits
  • The Household Member, at the time of proposed enrollment, resides in the same residence as the employee and has done so for the previous 18 continuous months, other than as a tenant.
  • The Household Member is not a “dependent” of the employee as defined by the IRS.

 

Children of the Household Member are also eligible for this benefit if they are members of the employee’s household and meet IRS dependent criteria as well as university dependent coverage for health benefits up to age 26, provided all the dependent eligibility criteria is met.

Eligibility for coverage of a Household Member, or of a Household Member’s dependent, ceases on the date that the above criteria are not met.

The following individuals are not eligible for participation in this program:

  • Children of an employee and their descendents (children, grandchildren)
  • Parents of an employee
  • Parents’ other descendants (siblings, nieces, nephews)
  • Grandparents and their descendents (aunts, uncles, cousins)
  • Renters, boarders, tenants

 

This program does not affect the rights of or criteria application to any employee qualifying for enrollment in NMU’s benefits plans under any other applicable University policy.  The Employer cost of providing health benefits for Household Members is considered ordinary income and is, therefore, subject to taxes, including social security, Medicare, federal and state taxes. Household member enrollment must be completed during the open-enrollment period or no more than 30 days after all of the above criteria are met.

In the event of an employee’s death, the surviving household member and dependent children of the household member are eligible for hospitalization and medical benefits consistent with the provisions of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) by paying the university the necessary premiums for an additional thirty-six (36) months.  After expiration of cobra benefits, an individual conversion policy is available from the carrier.

Any information falsified on the HMP enrollment form may result in consequences that could include discipline up to and including termination from employment and/or appropriate legal action.

HOUSEHOLD MEMBER PROGRAM ENROLLMENT FORM
AND
EMPLOYEE AFFIDAVIT

 

 

I WISH TO ENROLL THE FOLLOWING HOUSEHOLD MEMBER IN THE NMU HEALTH CARE PLAN:

 

Name of Household Member: ____________________________________Effective Date:____________

                                                                       (PRINT:  First, Middle Initial, Last)

 

Household Member Birth Date:___________________   Social Security Number:______ - ____ - ______

 

 

CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE:

 

This is to certify that the person named above meets all the eligibility criteria for the Household Member.  I understand that I will be responsible for paying any taxes associated with enrolling a Household Member.*  I also understand that any information falsified on this document may result in discipline up to and including termination from employment.            

 

 

Employee Name: ________________________________________ IN:__________________________

                                                      (First, Middle Initial, Last)

 

Employee Signature:____________________________________________Date:___________________

 

*The Employer cost of providing health benefits for Household Members is considered ordinary income and is, therefore, subject to taxes, including social security, Medicare, federal and state taxes.

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF TERMINATION OF BENEFITS
FOR
HOUSEHOLD MEMBER

 

 

I, _________________________________________, affirm the health benefit coverage for my Household Member
                (Print name of faculty/staff member)

 

listed on the Enrollment Form dated ___________________, should be terminated as of _____________________.

Termination of coverage for my Household Member is due to (check one):

 

                _____ Household Member no longer meets the required eligibility criteria

 

                _____ Death of Household Member

 

                _____ Coverage no longer needed by the Household Member (obtained other coverage)

 

 

I HEREBY AGREE TO MAIL A COPY OF THIS AFFIDAVIT TO MY SURVIVING FORMER HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.

 

______________________________________________          ____________________
Faculty/Staff Member Signature                                                                    Date

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING #2

BETWEEN

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

AND

U.A.W. LOCAL 1950

 

This Memorandum of Understanding executed between Northern Michigan University, a Michigan constitutional body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the University), and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (Technical, Office, and Professional) Local 1950 (hereinafter referred to as the Union), the recognized bargaining agent for T.O.P. employees of the University, whereas the parties agree as follows:

Should Michigan’s “Freedom to Work” Act (PA 349: a.k.a. “Right to Work”) be repealed or overturned, the Article 12 language in the parties’ 2011-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement shall be reinstated/reinserted into the Collective Bargaining Agreement according to the time frame directed by the legislature or judiciary.

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED                                                                           ON BEHALF OF THE

AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE AND                                                              NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS                                                 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF AMERICA (TECHNICAL, OFFICE                            AND     

PROFESSIONAL AND ITS LOCAL 1950)

 

 

                                                                                                                      

Michelle Kimball, President                                                                             Kurt Sherwood, Miller Canfield

                                                                                                                        Chief Negotiator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                       

Betsy Bennett, International Representative                                                     R. Gavin Leach, Vice President for Finance & Administration

 

 

Dated:                                                                                                             Dated:                                                                                                

 

 

 

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING #3

BETWEEN

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

AND

U.A.W. LOCAL 1950

This Memorandum of Understanding executed between Northern Michigan University, a Michigan constitutional body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the University), and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (Technical, Office, and Professional) Local 1950 (hereinafter referred to as the Union), the recognized bargaining agent for T.O.P. employees of the University, whereas the parties agree as follows:

For the period July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 employees will continue on the current health insurance plan and will biweekly pay a pro-rata monthly portion of the following annual amount: $2,650 for single; $2,750 for 2-person; $2,900 for family.

The Health Center pharmacy Rx co-pays will remain at $10 generic, $20 non-generic for the remainder of 2014.  Starting January 1, 2015 Health Center pharmacy RX co-pays will mirror the provisions of the health plan (but may remain lower than as set forth in the health plan).

 

INTERNATIONAL UNION, UNITED                                                                           ON BEHALF OF THE

AUTOMOBILE, AEROSPACE AND                                                              NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS                                                 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

OF AMERICA (TECHNICAL, OFFICE                            AND     

PROFESSIONAL AND ITS LOCAL 1950)

 

 

                                                                                                                      

Michelle Kimball, President                                                                             Kurt Sherwood, Miller Canfield

                                                                                                                        Chief Negotiator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                          

Betsy Bennett, International Representative                                                     R. Gavin Leach, Vice President for Finance & Administration

 

 

Dated:                                                                                                             Dated:                                                                                                

 

 

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