Ratification balloting results for the APA/CLO 2014 – 2017 health care and wages tentative agreement concluded at 4pm on Friday, August 16, 2013. A total of 680 ballots were cast in the ratification vote.
Question: Do you support ratification of the APA/CLO 2014 – 2017 health care and wages tentative agreement?
Yes. I support ratification – 656 votes (96%)
No. I oppose ratification – 24 votes (4%)
Accordingly, the APA membership ratified the 2014 – 2017 tentative agreement on health care and wages.
Thank you for reviewing the proposed agreement and casting your considered vote. More information will be provided in future APA communications. If you have specific questions or concerns at this time, please feel free to contact the APA at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 517.353.4898.
Please find below the health care and wages details document drafted by the MSU Coalition of Labor.
A tentative successor wage and health care agreement was reached at 11:50pm last night between MSU and the unions comprising the Coalition of Labor Organizations which includes APA and the APSA, AFSCME 999, AFSCME 1585, CTU, FOP, IATSE 274, and IUOE 324.
APA members can look forward to receiving full details about the agreement in the coming weeks. There will also be opportunities to attend scheduled sessions that will be held around campus to ask questions regarding the agreement.
Final dates for the APA to hold our ratification process and vote will be communicated once they are finalized. At this time, we anticipate that action occurring in August 2013 following our communications and information sessions.
2013 APA Annual Picnic is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2013. This member event will be held at Patriarche Park at 1100 Alton Street in East Lansing from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
Relax, network, and have fun! Food and beverages will be provided. Bring the whole family to the festivities. There will be fun activities for kids of all ages.
Please direct questions to Nick Bourland: email@example.com
We hope to see you there.
Many deserving MSU students need a coat, hat, or other winter clothing this season. APA is working in conjunction with the Migrant Student Services programs to collect warm garments in order to help see these students through the cold Michigan weather. Of particular need are students from migrant labor families coming to MSU for the dream of education, but with few funds and no experience with freezing temperatures.
Please contribute new or good condition coats, hats, scarves, gloves and boots to any of the following locations between November 26 and December 21.
250 Administration – Aleida Martinez - firstname.lastname@example.org
205 Berkey Hall – Trudy Wesley - email@example.com
250 W Akers Hall – Sue Brandt - firstname.lastname@example.org
115 Erickson Hall – Sue Carpenter - email@example.com
Physical Plant, IT Dept – David Graff - firstname.lastname@example.org
300 Spartan Way – Laura Peek - email@example.com
126 Natural Resources – Carol Graysmith - firstname.lastname@example.org
C246 Holden Hall – Elias Lopez - email@example.com
Foyer E & W Fee Halls “Simple Gifts” - Pat.Grauer@hc.msu.edu
B419 Clinical Center – Jackie Botsford - Jackie.Botsford@hc.msu.edu
A218 Life Science – Deborah Sudduth - Deborah.Sudduth@hc.msu.edu
93 Kellogg Center – Cindy Helms - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder and the lame-duck Michigan legislature rammed through their so-called “right-to-work” bills in hours, locked citizens out of the Capitol, made a mockery of the democratic process and undermined the rights of Michigan’s middle class. It is anticipated that the House and Senate will pass the final versions of the RTW bills on Tuesday (Dec 11) and send them to the governor for his signature.
To view a video message from MEA President Steve Cook about the session’s activities please follow this link: http://youtu.be/EvLL8oxXFxM.
All members are encouraged to join in the fight against this anti-worker legislation and protect their rights to reach fair agreements with their employer.
Join fellow members and labor advocates at the state Capitol on Tuesday and make your voice heard. Workers from across Michigan will be there all day speaking out against right-to-work and its disastrous and divisive impact on working. If your personal schedule can be arranged to provide a window of opportunity to join us at the Michigan Capitol, by all means you are welcomed and encouraged to attend. A shuttle bus from the APA/MEA office (1216 Kendale Blvd. in East Lansing) will transport members to the Capitol grounds starting at 7am and will run all day long.
If you can’t make it to the Capitol on Tuesday, please take just a few minutes to hop on your phone or email and contact Gov. Snyder and lawmakers.
The time to act is now.
The APA Annual Membership meeting will commence on November 20 at 5:30pm at the APA office located at 1480 Kendale Blvd., Suite 300 in East Lansing.
The APA office can be easily reached one of two ways traveling north from Campus on Abbott Rd.
1) Turn right (east) onto Saginaw Hwy.
Turn left (north) onto Kendale Blvd.
1480 is the 3rd building on the right.
2) Continue north over Saginaw Hwy.
Turn right (east) onto Woodland Pass
Turn right (south) onto Kendale Blvd
1480 is the 3rd building on the left.