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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, October 10 1971

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, October 10, 1971

ATTENTION:

SENIORS
CLASS OF '72

Govt. board reveals most
charter flights not legal

STRIKE POSSIBLE

'U', union differ over contract

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(Continued from Page1) gers that the promoter is "eco- (Continued from Page 1)
of them will fail financially, thus nomically sound." Further union complaints stem
leaving the passengers stranded in This same proposal would also f r o m the grievance procedure.
a foreign country. abolish affinity group regulations From 1968 to 1970 grievances av-
Such a situation occurred last, and most other rules which pres- eraged about 50 a month. This
August when the American Union ently govern charter organizers. year, however, the number has
of Students (AUS) "became de- In effect, the new regulations skyrocketed, with the figure for
funct" and left several hundred would permit charter sponsors to some months reaching as high as
students stranded in London. sell tickets to the general public. 140. The union says this increased
Barnett Levy, director of the The proposed CAB regulation volume is due to its members'
consumer frauds division of the I could represent the culmination greater awareness of the procedure
New York attorney general's office of a running feud between the and their right to use it.)
said the AUS had sold round-trip j scheduled and non-scheduled air- The University, however, con-I
New York-London tickets for about lines. The "non-scheds," or "sup- tends that the union has been
$200. The AUS, however, paid a plementals" do most of the char- abusing the process, not merely
British non-scheduled airline for ter business in the United States, exercising its rights. "In the last
only one-way passage to London, and have long complained of what seven months," Thiry says, "one
Levy said. Since the airline had they call the "punitive and overly per cent of the employes have filed
not been paid for a return trip, restrictive" regulations of the CAB. 45 per cent of the grievances."
he added, it refused to honor re- Scheduled a i r 1 i n e s, however, The union, claiming that the
turn vouchers which AUS had have urged tighter regulation of grievances are legitimate disatis-
issued to charter participants. the charters, which are seriously factions, adds that there is an
AUS, originally headquartered in cutting into their most lucrative additional problem over the third
New York, moved to Dearborn routes-notably the north Atlantic step of the grievance procedure,
shortly before the charter partici- routes. which Tequires the University to
pants were scheduled. to return Last summer, many. scheduled a n s w e r a complaint within 28
from Europe. Since the AUS phone; carriers introduced a trans-Atlan- days. If there is no answer by that
in Dearborn was disconnected last tic "youth fare" in an effort to time, then the union can take the
week members of the company compete with the charters. case to arbitration.
could not be reached for comment. The "youth fare"-which applies Too often, McCracken claims,
Records at the state creasury in most cases to persons under 25 the University does not give the
department listed a Dearborn at- -costs about $200 for a round-trip union an answer within that time.
torney -"- James Schouman - as ticket. This compares with about The union should not have to
"agent for service of process." $380 for a round-trip economy fare. spend the money to take the case
When contacted by phone for com- Charter flights are presently avail to arbitration before even knowing
ment, Schouman said he had been able for as low as $160. the University's position, he says.
a legal advisor to the AUS, but (id In an apparent effort to counter In addition to differences over
not know who managed the com the "youth fare" of the scheduled arbitration and the grievance pro-
pany. Schouman also said he' did airlines, a West German supple- cedure, a large part of the dispute
not know anyone who was con- mental carrier announced two is centering around specific con-
nected in any way with the com- weeks ago that it would reduce its tract interpretations, o n 1 y six
pany. round-trip rate between Germany months after those specific pro-
The CAB is presently consider- and New York to $135 beginning visions were discussed in nego-
ing a proposal, aimed at liquidat- next February. tiations and reworded to prevent
ing "fly by night operators," for Locally, there are two principle such disagreements.
licensing or bonding charter pro- charter promoters who serve the Foremost among these interpre-I
moters. This license from the CAB 1University, which CAB officials say tation disagreements is a contro-
would assure prospective passen- are economically sound. versy over promotions and trans-:
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- -_ - - Under the 1968 contract, Mc-
Cracken claims, the University
dGRAD COFFEE HOUR decide, if there was a job
GRAD OFFE HOU I !opening, whether to p r o m o t e
someone from within the union.
d. .The way the contract was word-
ed. he says, the University could
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"just go out on the street and it is up to the employe to decide
find someone" to fill the opening this." says McCracken.
without promoting someone from It is incidents like these recur
inside, ring after changes were made in
After much negotiation in Feb- the contract, which prompt the
ruary, McCracken continues, the Union to accuse the University of
language was rewritten, requiring arbitrarily using the rights of
the University to post all job open- management. But other i s s u e s
ings, hold interviews, and promote I have cropped up.
the more qualified employe. Mc- Although these too involve in-
Cracken asserts that the intent terpretation of the contract lan-
behind this language was "to al- guage, they have only become
low workers in the unit to ad- important since the new contract
vance." went into effect. Members feel.
"But," McCracken continues, "if the University is violating the con-
the University continues to takejtract by its behavior and these
the position that posting the job feelings, their officials claim, did
is enough and then deciding no not exist previously.
one is qualified to do the job, then "During the first contract," Mc-
we are in the same game as last Cracken says, "the employes did
contract." not know their rights. Since then,
The union, according to Mc- the Union has made a sincere ef-
Cracken, contends that if an em- fort to get people informed about
ploye is qualified for a promotion, their rights." Now, he explains,
but may not have the qualifica- members are not going to submit
tions for that particular job open- to "harassment" by the University
ing, then it is the University's re- if they know it is against the con-
sponsibility to train him to fill tract.
that opening. The union has continually let
Manager of Employe and Union the University know of its dissatis-
Relations James Thiry says that faction, which has been brewing
although he believes both the un- since the contract, through the
ion and the University agree on grievance procedure. Finding these
the goals and intent of the article.I answers unsatisfactory, however,
the University has no contractual' the union filed a list of complaints
obligation to train u n i o n em- with the University three weeks

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ployes."
"We do not have to take out the
time and money training employes
if someone already trained can be
found in the labor market unless
we choose to," Thiry. said. "It is
a hard business decision based on
the facts of each case."
A second controversy stems from
wash-up time. The old contract
provided an employe with "neces-
sary wash-up time . . . when the
conditions of his job require it."
But, McCracken says, the provis-
ion was not being enforced so "we
took the issue to arbitration and
won."
As a result, the language was
changed in the new contract to
read, "an employe who needs time
to wash because of the nature and
conditions of his job, will be ex-
cused by his supervisor . .."
But even with this new wording,

ago and requested answers. The
union received a written response
,two days later and two special
conferences were held to discuss
the issues.
Still dissatisfied with the re-
sults, the union sent a letter out
to all 2600 members of the 1583
local presenting the union's com-
plaint and the University's an-
swers to them. If the majority of
the members disapprove of the
University's action, then the union
will result to a strike.
"With the amount of dissatis-
faction and resentment against
- the University at this point," says
Union Chief Steward Joel Block,
"a successful strike vote is very
possible.
Chief Stewart Leroy Anderson
explains that it is mostly hospital
workers and janitors who would
be willing to go out on strike. An-

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G.B. Shaw's
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA ...........Oct. 20, 21, 22, 23 (Power Center)
Samuel Beckett's
WAITING FOR GODOT...............Nov. 10, 11, 12, 13 (Trueblood)

Shakespeare's
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.Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Power Center)

Lonnie Elder's
CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN......Jan. 26, 27, 28, 29 ,(Mendelssohn)

Jean Genet's
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