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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, May 28, 1971
LABOR DISPUTE
Union accuses 'U' of unfair practice

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(Continued from Page 3)
hearings on grievances submit-
ted. According to McCracken, a
written grievance is supposed to
be heard within three days of
its submission and the Univer-
sity is required to reply to the
complaint within a week.
McCracken charges these con-
tract provisions have not been
met and, as a result, AFSCME
has often gone into subsequent
review - committee negotiations
on grievances without knowing
the University's bargaining po-
sition.
Yet these complaints cited in
Maurer's brief appear only as
reinforcements for AFSCME's
latest criticism of University ac-
tion: the lengthening of work-
days for some 27ยง janitors by
one-half hour through cancel-
lation of paid lunch breaks.
Most of these workers had
been accustomed to having paid
lunch breaks of 20 minutes dur-
ing their normal shift from 4
p.m. to midnight. Recently, how-
ever, the University Plant De-
partment issued a directive can-
celling these breaks and instead
ordering non - paid half - hour
breaks. This would have the

effect of lengthening each af-
fected janitor's day until 12:30
a.m.
A storm of protest from angry
AFSCMR workers ensued when
the decision became public April
27 and climaxed in an emotional
presentation of union complaints
at last week's Regents meeting.
There, some 20 janitocs said
University labor relations offi-
cials such as Thiry were ignor-
ing their petitions. They said
they came to the Regents "to
cut through the bureaucracy."
"The University's taking away
the paid lunch break was the
straw that broke the camel's
back," McCracken said yester-
day. "If they had accepted our
grievances we wouldn't have
been so mad, but they ignored
them.
"Andthe worst thing is," Mc-
Cracken continued, "they knew
they were going to do this last
December (w he n negoitations
for the current AFSCME con-
tract were in progress). This
should have been an item for
bargaining."
Despite these charges, Pier-
pont and Thiry declined to pre-

sent the University's side with
out formal receipt of Maurer's
brief. Thiry says , however. that
there hasbeen a breakdown in
communications between th e
union and the University and
says he has had several discus-
sions of union complaints with
McCracken in recent days,
"I don't know if there's an
impasse," Thiry said yesterday.
"I guess I'm not that pessi-
mistic."
However, Maurer said yester-
day that "any contact (with
the University)Cbefore the hear-
ing (that MERC will almost cer-4
tainly schedule) is futile. The
University has flatly refused
requests to discuss the griev-
ances and has refused to con-
sider various proposals to sup-
plement our collective bargain-
ing agreement."
MERC, upon receiving the,
charges, should schedule a hear-
ing in Ann Arbor within a month
and then issue recommenda-
tions which can be appealed to
state courts.
Another issue, the union mem-
bers say, are pay adjustments
the University is making as P
result of errors in calculating
actual pay during the past seven
months. McCracken said one
worker had reported receiving
notice that he had been paid
526 hours overtime - noney
which was to be taken from c'r-
rent checks-after being told b,
supervisors not :o be concerned
about the oversight.
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