NMU Administrative/Professional Union Ratifies Contract

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MARQUETTE, Mich.— Northern Michigan University’s Administrative/Professional union (UAW Local 2178) has voted to ratify a new three-year contract by a 109-12 margin. The union represents 189 members.

The agreement includes base salary increases of 2 percent for each of the three years and an additional one-time payment of $400 the first year. Employees would also be eligible to receive a cash bonus of 0.5 percent of base salary for each 1 percent increase in enrollment above the current academic year, as measured by student credit hours. A similar incentive was included in the NMU American Association of University Professors (AAUP) contract ratified in June.

The A/P union will join other NMU employee groups in shifting to a new health care plan with adjusted co-pays, deductibles and maximum out-of-pocket expenses. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, all represented and non-represented NMU employees will be on the same plan.

The newly ratified contract awaits final approval by the NMU Board of Trustees. Its term begins Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2018. 

Prepared By
News Director
August 31, 2015