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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, June 20, 1974

U Club banquet workers quit H RP coordinator

(Continued from Page 1)
University faculty and s t a f f.
should share the club's financial
burden.
"SINCE THE restaurant is a
private club of duesnpaying
m e m b e r s, these members
should bear the cost of support-
ing the club and making it
solvent," says Steve Jensen, a
banquet waiter who quit last
week. "Now, workers will be
paying 25 cents worth of each
customer's luncheon buffet."
Rather th a n instituting a
small across-the-board increase
instead of cutting the wages of
one group of employes, Ander-
son and other board members
contend that banquet employes
were making too much money
for their work, especially in re-
lation to other club personnel.
"Banquet waiters and wait-
resses often just set up and
c 1 e a n up," Anderson says.
"They give very little service
to the customer"
THE UNIVERSITY Club man-
ager also claims that regular
dining room waitresses, who re-
ceive no built-in gratuity, need
more complex skills since they
have to take orders and wait
on many tables at once,

Franck, who worked at the
restaurant for more than a year
before quitting, disagrees with
Anderson's opinion.
"We do all the work for ban-
quets, and sometimes we have
to wait on 500 people at a time,"
she says.
According to University Club
Board President Dorin Hiner-
man, the University Club pays
its employes a better salary
than most of its competitors.
ANDERSON'S announcement
of the new tipping policy was
poorly timed, claim two em-
ployes who quit their jobs.
"Anderson seems to realize
that the job situation in Ann
Arbor is bad now," says
Franck. "We were manipulated
or thrown aside because he
knew he c o u l d get other
people.'-.
According to many of the U
Club's employes, both past and
present, much of the restau-
rant's financial difficulty is a
result of Anderson's poor man-
agement.
"IT'S ALL a study in bad ad-
ministration," says the spouse
of one employe involved in the
controversy.
He says that Anderson, who

has been manager of the club
for over a year, gives no writ-
ten instructions and keeps no
written r e c o r d s of policy
changes.
Anderson, however, says it is
enough to talk to the employes
and let them know what is go-
ing on.
AS EVIDENCE of Anderson's
alleged mismanagement, Hauer
contends that the club lost as
much as $2,000 on Mother's Day
because of Anderson's failure to
send out a bulletin to members
on time.
While he admits that only
one-half as many members used
the club on Mother's Day as
compared to last year, he
blames the late advertising on
printing problems.
At a recent meeting with ban-
quet personnel, Anderson an-
nounced that only students will
be allowed to work at the res-
taurant as of September and
that all non-students will be
fired.
BOARD President Hinerman,
however, denies this and says
that the board hasn't even dis-
cussed the matter.

arrested at strike

By STEPHEN HERSH
The l o c a l Human Rights
Party (HRP) coordinator was
arrested yesterday as he and
other party members marched
with striking workers in front
of the Argus optical factory.
HRP leader Jon Showalter
was taken into custody for al-
legedly scratching a car with
,a key as it drove through the
picket line. He was charged
with a misdemeanor and re-
leased on $25 bail pending trial.
THE WEEK-OLD Argus strike
at the State Rd. plant grew out
of a move by employes to un-
ionize under the United Auto
Workers. The management has
opposed the organizing effort by
refusing to accept as valid an
election in which the workers
approved the UAW as their
bargaining agent.
Since the strike began, Argus
has hired about a dozen new
employes to replace those who
walked out.
Strikers yesterday condemned
the police for arresting Sho-

1 ic ea,5,1ude 4'~5'n

walter. They claim that the po-
lice never inspected the car the
HRP member supposedly dam-
aged.
ALSO YESTERDAY, Jan
Gala, an Argus employe who
claims he was dismissed for
union organizing activities, re-
ported that .his life has been
threatened three times since
the strike started.
Rodi no says
gaps caused
manm~ually
(continued from Pa;e 3
"THE PRESIDENT felt very
strongly that Cox should accept
his compromise,' Wiggins said
Cox had stubpoenaed n i n e
Watergate tapes and Nixon said
he fired him for -refusing to
accept the President's offer to
turn over summaries instead.
The Cox firing led directly to
filing of eight impeachment res
olutions in the House the fol
lowing week and to the Judi
ciary Committee's impeachment
inquiry.
THE FIRING was listed un
der the Watergate cover-up
category among the inquiry's
original 55 allegations against
the President to be investi-
gated.
Members said the staff also
presented facts on the two of
the nine Watergate tapes that
turned out to be missing but
little beyond the facts already
publigly known.
IN OTHER Watergate-related
developments:
-Senate Democratic Leader
Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) said
he is "disturbed and in a sense
depressed, by the delay and
procrastination" in the impeach-
ment inquiry and leaks from
the committee. He said leaks
have led to rumors and in-
nuendoes on matters that should
be left to the courts and the
committee.
-At a Senate committee hear-
ing, Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry
Petersen defended the original
Watergate inqury. He said that
at the time there was not
enough evidence to warrant in
dictments against any beyond
the seven original break-in de
fendants.

mmamy.,.do
Probably not. All things considered you do
what you do pretty doggone well. After all, no one
has taken your job. And you're eating regularly.
But...
But have you ever considered what doing your
job just a little better might mean?
Money. Cold hard coin of the realm.
If each of us cared just a smidge more about
what we do for a living, we could actually turn that.
inflationary spiral around. Better products, better
service and better management would mean savings
for all of us. Savings of much of the cash and frayed
nerves it's costing us now for repairs and inefficiency.
Point two..By taking more pride in our work -
we'll more than likely see America regaining its
strength in the competitive world trade arena. When
the balance of payments swings our way again we'll
all be better off economically.
So you see-the only person who can really
do what you doany better is you.
A.NCI cis .onl uwabeporkso

Regents
to vote on
rent hike
(Continued from Pate 3)
1, 2475, is designed to encour-
age a higher turn over rate in
occupancy, Feldkamp said. Pre-
sently many families have be-
come longterm residents in the
University housing thus defeat
ing the original purpose of the
units - to provide living space
for new, married students, Feld-
kamp added.
Other items on the Regents
agenda include:
-authorization of specific
funding plans and approval of
contracts for two recreation
buildings to be constructed on
the north and central campus-
e$; and
-several financial reports
and the usual array of promo-
tions, retirements, and new
faculty appointments.
P O S T P O N E D until
next month was discussion and
action on the controversial is-
sue of students organizations'
use of University facilities, par-
ticularly auditoriums for the
purpose of showing movies.

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