MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s AFSCME Local 1094 has ratified a new three-year contract.  The union, composed of approximately 143 maintenance, dining services, and police employees, voted 86-9 Thursday in favor of the proposal.

The contract is retroactive to Oct. 1 and is subject to approval by the NMU Board of Trustees at its December meeting.

Under terms of the agreement, there will be a 1.04 percent wage increase in the current year, a 2.5 percent increase in the second year and a 3 percent increase in the final year of the contract.  The new agreement also includes an increase in both the university’s contribution to health insurance and the employee’s out-of-pocket cap for health care expenses.

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Kristi Evans
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