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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIG.AN DAILY1

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1'UUISDAY, AUGUST "30,1966

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Progress Comes Slowly in

'U'-Union

Case Regents Approve Building, Site
possibility that the for Residential
ird might finish ceri-

By MICHAEL HEFFER
Progress in the University's
union case kept to its slow pace
over the summer, almost imper-
ceptably easing toward the day
when a decision will be reached on
the constitutionality of PA 379.
PA 379 amended the Hutchinson
Act, Michigan's basic labor legis-
lation. Passed in the summer of
1965, PA 370 allows public em-
ployes representation by a collec-
tive bargaining agent in dealing
with employers over wages, hours,
benefits,. etc..
The Universty claims it would
be irrevocably injured if it were to
comply with PA 379. It sees its
"autonomy" threatened.
Action is taking place on at least
two fronts. The University has a
suit on the constitutionality of PA
379 in Circuit Court, and the
State Labor Mediation Board has
heard petitions from unions to

represent University employes.
The University has been in court
since December, and the case has
not been heard on its merits yet.
However, there are indications
that the University might not
wait out a court decision.

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Concession?
Some observers feel the unions
action of dropping student em-
ployes from their petition may
have been a concession on the
road to University recognition be-
fore a court decision is reached.
Otherwise, the University has
been raising staff benefits and
has been charged by at least one
union leader with attempting to
dissuade employes from seeking
union representation.
What the unions want is Uni-
versity recognition so the Univer-
sity will bargain with them. The
University presently has only a
few employers in the non-recog-

nized unions, and does a dues
"check-off" for them.
The University claims it is
granted financial autonomy under
the state constitution, and that
therefore the act does not apply
to it. "The University wants a
declaration of rights," says Uni-
versity attorney William Lemmer.
The court case has been held up
on several occasions. Last January
Assistant Attorney General Eugene
Krasicky said he would ask the
court for a summary judgment, on
the constitutionality of the act, so
the case could be heard on its
merits.
However, he did not act until
April, when he presented a motion
for accelerated judgment, asking
the court to dismiss the case on
the grounds that it hasn't the jur-
isdiction to try it.
After two postponments a hear-
ing was held June 9, at which time
a postponement was granted in
order for Krasicky to file a brief
in favor of his motion.
If Circuit Court Judge William

Ager grants the motion, the Uni-
versity will have to take the case
to another court or drop it. If it
denies the motion the case may
then move on to the merits of the
case. However, the decision on the
motion can be appealed.
Hears Petition
The mediation board, mean-
while, has heard five petitions
from the American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Em-
ployes, the Washtenaw County
Trades Construction Council and
the International Union of Oper-
ating Engineers.
A fourth petitioning group, the
Teamsters, has dropped its peti-
tion.
The board has the responsibil-
ity of determining appropriate
bargaining units, conducting elec-
tions and certifying petitions or
denying them, depending on how
the employes vote. Usually, said
Lemmer, if a union is certified and
the employer refuses to recognize
it, an unfair labor practices suit
is filed.

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t1iying before a fmnal decision is
reached on the constitutionality
of PA 379. Lemmer said he was
not certain what the UniversityI
would do if this occurred.
Last year the University asked
for a temporary injunction to stop
the mediation board from consid-
ering the petitions of unions seek-
ing recognition as bargaining
agents for University employes.
This was denied, and the media-
tion board has been considering
petitions while the court acts on
the constitutionality of PA 379.

{Continued frorn Page i)and student government rooms but off the walkway connecting
fairly similar housing units, A and will be unfinished. the two, will be a student "con-
B, containing singles and doubles --There will be 1,247 students course," an area similar to the
with suites that contain living in the college. fishbowl.
rooms. There will be no kitchen -There will be a two-story fac- The faculty planning committee
facilities in the rooms. ulty office building, connected on has already drawn up criteria for
-There will be classrooms scat- both floors to a two-story class- choosing the freshman class. To
tered throughout these residence room auditorium building, get into the college,aa student
r eriditrghouta hesel es otinceg -The classroom building w~ill must be accepted as a freshman
buildings capable of containing have one very large auditorium, in the literary college, and desire
30-40 students, for seminars and with a seating capacity of several to enter the residential college.
recitation sections. hundred. Around this will be sev- The faculty committee hopes it
-The basements will be exca- eral large lecture halls, with ca- will receive more applications than
vated, although much of the pacities of 60-100 students. -it can accept so it can choose its
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Fees, Board Rates Held Steady
As Budgetfo'6-7 Accepted
(continued from Page 1) has allotted over $7,100,000 for expect an increase in fees to $18,-
ministration decided to give first salary adjustments, staff benefits 938,630.
priority to wage and salary im- and increased staff. The rest of the budget, the ex-
provements, so the supplies and Because of reported serious de- pendable restricted fund and the
equipment portion of the budget ficiences in clerical, technical and auxiliary activities fund have not
once again received the greatest service staffs, over $900,000 was yet been acted upon. Action on
proportion of the cuts. allocated for extra staff. The re- these funds, which totaled $93.4
The administrators had origin-|habilitation of space remains an million last year, was expected at
ally budgeted an 8.14 per cent in- area in serious shortage of funds. the July Regents meeting.
crease in salary levels. However, The general funds budget for Last year the complete budget
they could not accomplish this 1966-67 is $8,311,450 over last totaled $167.63 million. That year
with the amount they received year's. This portion of the budget the budget increased $10 million
from the Legislature. includes the day-to-day costs of over the year before. The complete
The new budget allocates about running the University. budget increased $20 million.
5.7 per cent of present salary and At their meeting the Regents Part of the increased budget
wage funds for merit increases, said the budget leaves the Univer- goes to increases in wages. The
plus an additional one per cent sity with serious deficiences in Regents raised the mininum wage
for improvement in staff benefits. monies for the "rehabilitation of per student employe .to $1.40 an
Merit increases are those re- buildings and equipment." hour from $1.25. They also raised
suig ee; werooonacnos en Besides the legislative funds, the the minimum wage per hour for
bordy. Thresegeneral funds budget is made up regular full time workers to $1.64
board increases, of student fees. Administrators an hour from $1.44.
The policy of giving salary in -_____________________
creases top priority continues from
last year. At that time the admin- VEHICLE REGULATIONS:
istration said the relative drop in_
faculty pay compared to other uni-
versities had become a "morale~

classes with the following prin-
ciples in mind:
-It does not want an "elite"
group of honors students;
-It wants the same proportion
of honors students to non-honors
the literary college has;
-It wants the same proportion
of women to men;
-It wants the same proportion
of out-state to in-state students.
The purpose of these guidlines
is to test whether the residential
college can succeed with the same
student selection the literary col-
lege has.
Selection
A second major selection job the
committee faces is that of faculty.
Many faculty members in and out
of the college have expressed in-
terest in teaching at the college.
Many of the residential college's
teachers will be working there
part-time, and keeping up their
graduate and research work on
Central Campus.
The faculty committee expects
to follow the buildings that have
already been approved with others
at a later date. These others in-
clude a library, a gymnasium and
a science building.

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in Ann Arbor.
This is one of several changes
in driving regulations announced
by the Vehicle Bureau of the Of-
fice of Student Affairs last sum-
Imer. Important among other
changes are an increase in fines
for violations and a lowering of
registration fees.
At the time this issue went to
press these changes were only
proposed, but approval of all, with
only minor wording changes by
Vice-President for Student Affairs
Richard L. Cutler, was expected
before the start of the fall se-
mester.
Reasons for the restriction of
motorcycle use were given by Tom

major complaints:
1) That freshman cycle owners
were often guilty of "reving" their
cycles and causing noise that dis-
turbed classes, and
2) That freshmen often receiv-
ed their first introduction to cv-
cles on campus, and their lack of
experience on them has detracted
from the safety of 'campus streets.
Another major problem involved
is that last winter there were 1300
cycle permits issued, while there
are only 600 parking spaces for
cycles on campus.
The fees for registering automo-
biles were reduced from five dol-
lars' for students carrying seven
hours or more, to four dollars. A
one dollar service fee was added

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for married students or students
who reside with their parents w ho
register a second vehicle, for re-
placement decals, for students
with certain academic appoint-
ments, for students registering ve-
hicles with staff paid permits, for
students doing field work in so-
cial work, for junior and senior
medical students and for students
carrying six hours or less.
Fines for violations are being
raised. Failure to register a ve-
hicle will be $25 in the fall, as op-
posed to $10 last year.
In addition to a probable fee
hike, to be announced more speci-
fically in the fall, in the standard
fines for such violations as illegal
parking, the previous $50 limit for
a general misdemeanor for a first
violation may be raised to coin-
cide with the more stringent max-
imum fine, at least $90, provided
for under Michigan law.
Other changes proposed for the
fall include:
-the requirement of specified
levels of insurance for both auto-
mobiles and motorcycles at $10
thousand property, $20 thousand
public liability for automobiles
and $5 thousand property, $10
public liability for motorcycles;
-the possible picketing, with
fines not to acceed $5, for viola-
tion of bicycle regulations; and
-a change in the composition
of the Traffic Advisory Board, the
addition of two students.
The basic regulations concern-
ing vehicle regulations remain un-
changed. Permits for automobiles
and motorcycles may be obtained
in 113 Student Activities Building
or Waterman Gymnasium.
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to Order Telephone Service

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SKIING
EVERY WEEKEND
weekend trips
one day trips
vacation trips to
colorado & vermont
MEETINGS
mass meeting in
october
meetings every tues.
during season-
union

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service, we'd aoreciate receivina your

hours of 8 A.M.-5 P.M. Monday, through
Friday.

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