The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 30, 1985-- Page 3
TAs union tentatively endorses contract
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"WE WANTED a two-year contract
and we wanted the ability to reopen
negotiations if the tax status (of the
Waiver) changed," he said. "The
University wanted a three-year con-
tract, (but) did not want a reopener
University bargainers, according to
Grossbart, asked for the longer con-
tract in order to make the University's
buldget-planning process easier.
Last Friday's agreement represents
compromise on the length of the con-
ract, Grossbart said. The University
"responded (to union demands) by
.proposing a one-year agreement that
ould expire in March and bring us to
the bargaining table in January," he
BY JANUARY, the union's
bargaining team will know the status of
the tax law and will able to negotiate
their next contract accordingly. If the
contract expired in December,
Grossbart said, the union would be
negotiating a settlement in Oc-
tober-long before members knew the
outcome of the congressional vote.
University officials refused to com-
ment on the terms of the contract. The
University's chief negotiator, Colleen
Dolan-Greene, said that to discuss a
contract not yet ratified would be in
violation of University policy.
GEO official will not say how many of
the union's members endorsed the con-
tract at the Thursday night meeting,
but some are optimistic that a majority
will approve the contract in the official
"I SEE no reason why TAs wouldn't
be excited about the increase in
salaries and tuition waivers," said Jane
Holzka, GEO president.
Grossbart, however, was more
reserved about the outcome. "I would
not go so far as to say that I don't
foresee any trouble," he said.
In 1983, the first contract agreement
reached by the University and union of-
ficials was rejected by a majority of the
TAs. Their primary objection was to
the contract's three-year length. They
wanted instead a one-year contract.
The actual compromise was a two-year
TAs' reaction to the tentative con-
tract is mixed. Liz Batesole, a TA with
the chemical engineering department,
said the additional monetary benefits
provided in the new agreement "sound
"I definitely think we're worth it,"
Wook Chae, an economics TA from
Korea, said that a new clause in the
contract requiring departments and
units to provide English language
assistance for foreign TAs was "good in
principle," but quesioned whether it
could be effectively implemented. He
declined to explain why there might be
implementation problems, however.
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New students must have measles shots
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Though rubeola was the only type of
measles to strike students thus far,
Briefer intends to have students im-
munized for German measles as well if
they have not received vaccination. ,
Women who contract German
measles may later give birth to men-
tally retarded or physically defected
children. Rubeola is highly contagious'
and can result in pneumonia, en-
cephalitis, and in rare cases, death.
The University follows a number of
other schools that. have already im-
plemented immunizations requiremen-
ts. Stanford University, the University
of Iowa, Western Michigan University,
and Ferris State' University have im-
plemented the stipulations as well. But
the University of Michigan is the
largest college in the state to institute
such a requirement.
Michigan alone accounted for one-
quarter of all measles cases reported in
the nation last year, according to Bill
Simonsen, chief of the immunization
division of the state's public health
department. The state reported 465
cases, a total surpassed by only Texas.
Thus far this year, 45 cases have been
reported in the state, he added.
City council candidates
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DeVarti said that there was a need to
,ay more attention to the homeless and
suggested a daytime program in ad-
dition to the night shelter. "I feel it
(the city shelter) is fairly adequate
now. We're falling down with daytime
programs. A lot of these people have
mental problems. We could give them
counseling through daytime
programs," DeVarti said.
THE SHELTER is also an issue in the
Fifth Ward race, where Democratic in-
cumbent Kathy Edgren said the city
should continue to support the shelter
until it can sustain itself through
private donations and federal grants.
"Tile city's responsibility is to make
sure we have a shelter for the
homeless," she said. "Until it's self-
supporting, the city should give it
money to help it get off the ground."
Her opponent, Republican John Bur-
ch said, the city could best spend its
Dnoney by donating to organizations
which have more experience in helping
the disadvantaged. "My position," he
said, "is that the city should provide
some financial assistance to
organizations that have more experien-
ice with the problem." He suggested the
Salvation Army as one possible
operator of a shelter.
The two candidates addressed the
issue of affordable housing differently.
Edgren wanted to await the recom-
mendations of the city's Task Force on
Affordable Housing, which will present
its suggestions to the council in late
April. She sasid that she felt it was a
serious problem in the city. "anyone
who wants to see how bad a problem it
is only has to look at the figures (in the
task force's preliminary report)" she
Burch said the issue should be ad-
dressed on a larger level. "It (affor-
dable housing) would be more likely as
a county-wide issue. You might have a
larger stock of housing outside of Anh
Arbor," said Burch. "For the city to at-
tempt to address it on a local basis, you
need to have a bigger base."
Edgren said themost important issue
before the city in addition to housing
was maintaining adequate city ser-
vices. "I think we should provide good
city services as efficiently as possible
- such as basic services as police or
"Over everything else," Burch said,
"Ann Arbor needs to maintain a
favorable business climate and a good
climate for economic growth." By at-
tracting more people and businesses to
the city, he said, Ann Arbor could better
fund its city programs. "The same.
taxes levied against a (larger
population) will yield more money," he
The College of Architecture 4nd Urban Planning is sponsoring a conferen-
ce and photographic exhibit on "A Perspective on Habitable Inner Cities"
starting today. The exhibit in cooperation with the School of Art is a tribute
to Martin Luther King Sr.
Alt. Act. - Plan 9 From Outer Space, 7 p.m., I Changed My Sex, 8:20 p.m.,
Nat. Sci. Auditorium.
C2 - The Wild One, 7 p.m., Next Stop, Greenwich Village, 9 p.m., MLB4.
Hill St. - Citizen Kane, 7:45 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
AAFC - Fanny and Alexander, 4:30 p.m., MLB 3.
CG - Mad Max, 7 p.m., Aud. A. Angell Hall.
Michigan Media - 2nd Annual Michigan Media National Student Video
Festiyal, 8 p.m., Mlichigan Theater.
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to the prosecutor's office Schubring
But while the board members are un-
certain about what Blalock really said
some are even more skeptical that
Eisenbraun will change her mind in
favor of prosecuting-the case.
Her first decision, said police Lt.
Duane Weber, is "almost etched in
stone." Eisenbraun refused to com-
ment until she reaches a final decision
on the issue.
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money would have been taken from
money allotted to the general funds of
the state colleges and universities. But
a parade of school administrators - in-
cluding University President Harold
Shapiro - testified that cuts from the
general funds would lower educational
quality and raise tuiton.
On Thursday, Hood met with Rep.
Caroline Kilpatrick (D-Detroit) and
House Speaker Gary Owen (D-
Ypsilanti) to discuss the plan and
decided to seek the extra funding.
KENNEDY praised the shift. "We
support any increase in higher
education spending," he said. "With the
possible federal cutbacks in financial
aid, the increases would be reasonable
if not essential." He said the chances of
such an increase being recommended
by the full House and then the Senate
were "reasonable but difficult."
Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor)
was less optimistic. He said a $15
million increase in the education
budget was politcally unrealistic. "The
problem is that if you're going to make
such an increase in one department it
has to come from other departments.
Each of these has its own subcommttee
with its own legislators who are not
going to just play dead and allow these
Kilpatrick disagreed, saying that "by
no means is it impossible. The question
is where it's going to come from. Some
may suggest that we cut it out of the
social services, but there is no way 'd
Hood would not speculate on the new
proposal's chances. The other four sub-
committee members were unavailable
for comment, as were state Senate
members, who began their spring
Traditionally, differing House and
Senate budgets are passed and then a
conference committee settles on the
final figures by July 4.
Ark -Dan Crary, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
School of Music - Recitals, double bass, Kirk Baker, 2 p.m., Sigma Alpha
Iota, 4 p.m., Recital Hall;dance, Sherry Kahn, Laurie Roman, Helayne
Schiff, 8 p.m., Studio A, Dance Building; Falstaff, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Kerrytown Concert House - Charles Brauer, 8 p.m., 415 N. Fourth Ave.
University of Michigan Wind Ensemble - H. Robert Reynolds, conductor,
8 p.m., Rackham Auditorium.
Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra - Viennese Spring Benefit Ball, 7 p.m.,
University Activities Center - Comedy Co., 8 p.m., Mendelssohn Theater.
College "of Pharmacology - Allan Conney, "Pharmacological Im-
plications of. Microsomal Enzyme Induction," 8 a.m., Rackham Am-
Ann Arbor Go Club -2 p.m., 1433 Mason Hall.