100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 23, 1979 - Image 12

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1979-01-23

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page 12-Tuesday, January 23, 1979-The Michigan Daily

AFSCMI
BY RONALD GIFFORD
With the memory of the 1977 strike+
still fresh in many people's minds, the
American Federation of State, County,+
and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Local 1583 began negotiating yesterday
with the University to determine the
terms of a new contract.
AFSCME represents over 2,100 cam-
pus service personnel, including main-
tenance and food service workers,
custodians, and nurses' aides.

s,,'U' be
The union, whose present contract
expires March 20, went on strike in 1977
when negotiations at that time broke
down. The ensuing 26-day walkout
disrupted dormitory and hospital ser-
vices, especially food and cleaning ser-
vices in the dorms.
YESTERDAY'S session in the
Michigan Union was a preliminary
meeting to establish the ground rules
for the actual negotiations. According
to AFSCME Local President Dwight

gin negotiations

PIRGIM to protest
Edison rate increase

CONTA CT LENSES '
soft and hard* contact lenses $210.00
includes exam, fitting, dispensing, follow-up visits,
starter kits, and 6 month checkup.
*includes a second pair of hard lenses
Dr. Paul C. Uslan, O tometrist
545 Church Stree
769-122by appointment

Newman, the two sides agreed to the
size of the bargaining teams, the dates
of future sessions, and other
technicalities. The first official
negotiating session will be January 31.
The University expects the
negotiations to go well, according to
John Forsyth, assistant director of per-
sonnel and leader of the administration
bargaining team. "Historically, these
have been long, hard negotiating
sessions," Forsyth said. "We expect
the settlement to go well."
He would not comment on what he
expects to be the issues and problems of
this round of talks. "We're going in
blind at this point, because we have
seen no proposals yet," Forsyth ex-
plained. "It would be very hard to say
now."
UNION OFFICIALS would not
disclose their specific demands, either.
However, Newman said AFSCME
would be seeking "real improvements"
over the present contract.
Neither side is seriously considering

the possibility of another strike.
However AFSCME officials would not
totally dismiss that possibility. "As a
labor union, the strike is our only real
weapon," Newman said. "We are not
looking forward to using it, but if it
becomes necessary, we may have to do
it."
Forsyth said he doubted that the
negotiations would lead to another
walkout. "It is best for both interests to
have it (the settlement) resolved before
the contract expires," he said.
One possible strike deterrent may be
the minimal successes achieved in the
1977 strike. The final wage settlement,
the main point of disagreement then,
was a 60 cent per hour increase over a
24-month period, just five cents per
hour more than the University offered
before the strike.
In 1971 the union also struck the
University, but for only .three days.
AFSCME submitted to binding fact-
finding to settle the dispute in that
series of talks.

By BETH ROSENBERG
and ADRIENNE LYONS
The Public Interest Research Group
in Michigan (PIRGIM) has begun a
battle to block Detroit Edison's
proposed $69 million rate increase and
to prevent Edison from constructing
any new nuclear power plants in the
state.
According to PIRGIM attorney Tracy
Dobson, the group opposes the rate in-
crease - which also requests a hike of
$97 million in 1980 - because the
proposal offers better savings to in-
dividuals using greater amounts of
energy.
"WITH THE rate structure the way it
is, you won't get them (consumers) to
turn off the lights," Dobson remarked.
At a hearing beginning February 20,
Detroit Edison will present witnesses
for cross-examination before the Public
Services Commission (PSC), which
regulates all utilities in Michigan. Op-
ponents of the Edison plan - PIRGIM,
State Attorney General Frank Kelley,

A

1-STOP SHOPPING SAVES MONEY, TIME, ENERGY

1 ' I

1

L

thrifty. acres

i

SAVE 4.91
900 WAlT
STYLER-DRYER
Includes
three
attachments. A

aU.::.r
' Q V
iC
0 IZ

PRICES GOOD THRU SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1979. MEJER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
LIMIT SALES ACCORDING TO SPECIFIED LIMITS. NO SALES TO DEALERS, INSTITUTIONS
OR DISTRIBUTORS.
'-1
r 1 "
/ -,
LUSH, WOMEN'S TRAVEL BAGS
US ,GREEN 4" canvas bags with adjustable
FOIA E LANTS shoulder straps.
-__.6.9;
A special selection fresh from RU.69
Florida.
REG. 1.67
LUS , GREEN 4nvasba sDwt7.a

aI

i

LUBE CADDY
Contains oils, dry
graphite, lubricant
& pump oiler
REG. 5.77

s

and the Michigan Coalition on Utilities
and Energy (MCUE) will also present
their arguments before the PSC. After
hearing both sides, the PSC will decide
if the 4.4 per cent rate increase is
justified.
Detroit Edison expects to get the in-
crease regardless of PIRGIM's
blocking attempts, according to Ernie
Grove, Detroit Edison Senior Executive
Vice President in charge of finance:.
Grove will be a witness for Edison at
the PSC hearing.
"Our basic attack (in the Edison
case) is to cut out unnecessary expen-
ses and cut out nuclear projects," ex-
plained Steve Fredkin, PIRGIM
Executive Director.
Dobson said that if the hike is ap-
proved, Detroit Edison intends to spend
the money on construction of nuclear
power plants called Greenwood II and
Greenwood III. She added that Edison
estimates that $3.8 billion will be
needed to build the plants, but that this
figure will probably increase.
60 thousandc
abortion foes
rally in D.C.
WASHINGTON (AP)-An estimated
60,000 anti-abortion demonstrators
marched on the Capitol yesterday as a
feminist organization called for
meeting of leaders of both sides next
month to try and end their bitter dif-
ferences over the abortion issue.
National Organization for Women
(NOW) President Eleanor Smeal.
whose organization favors legal abor-
tions on demand, sent telegram in
vitations to 40 major organizations con-
cerned with abortion to attend the Feb
15 conference.
THE PURPOSE, the telegram said.
was to "seek ways to lessen the need for
abortion, to reducethe incidence of un-
wanted pregnancy and to end the
polarization and violence that surround
the abortion issue."
Both moves marked the sixth an-
niversary of the Supreme Court's lan-
dmark 1973 ruling that government has
no right during the first three-months of
pregnancy to interfere with a woman's
decision to have an abortion.
But even as Smeal was urging recon-
ciliation, the demonstrators who called
themselves a "new wave of pro-life ac-
tion" marched from the White House to
the West Front of the Capitol where
they chanted "No compromise . .. No
compromise."
NELLIE GRAY, president of March
to Life, said of the invitation:
"We would not sit down and negotiate
with abortionists on anything. They a
in the business of killing babies and are
therefore not people of principle. We
demand of abortionists that they stop
killing babies."
WAKE
UP'

S anil

1

Mode
REG. 1

el no. R-96
4.88
Jewelry/Sull Applence Dept.

407

Aeto Seppliss Dept.

..

HOLLY FARMS U.S.D.A GRADE A
MIXED FRYER PARTS.

u
,I
. -_
MIE t'ERp4RS-- --
pO A!OE
- -

I.S. N0.1 RUSSET BAKING
OTTOE

129

15 lb. bag

FOOD CLUB avs 46*
112% lM WT MILK G
ORTEGA TACO OR s°'* 19""23 10 cont
4oz.
TOSTADASHEtL b"'

L

2ISCI

48 fl. oz. btl.

11

19

CRISCO SHORTENINS.

I

m' FISHER
MIX NUTS
12 .z. w?. tin

lmuE AR DEEX~ O UP1ONp FF
2 CHEESE"
PIZZA MIX
28-7/8 ex. wt. h
"At

KRAFT NEW
m CORK EXTRA 2~
mEIJuEp SHARP CWPON
CHEDDAR
CHEESE
12 oz. wt. pkg.

m GOLEN1
PARKAY
MARGARINE
16. .rpk.

144

- - MET ~m - - MEET ~m - -

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan