The Michigan Daily - Monday, February 17, 1986 -Page 3
By JILL OSEROWSKY
When the Graduate Employees
Organization begins negotiating a
new contract with the University
today, it will seek salary increases
and broadened tuition waivers for all
,teaching and staff assistants and a
mandatory training program for new
The current contract for the 1,625
graduate student employees expires
March 15. GEO, which submitted its
proposal for the next contract Feb 7,
has negotiated contracts for the group
This year, the union is asking for a
nine percent salary increase for the
graduate employees, according to
Martin Doettling, president and chief
negotiator for GEO.
W The average T.A. works 18 hours a
week, and earns an average of $2923 a
semester, according to Alice Haddy,
GEO secretary and negotiator. This
salary represents a five percent in-
crease over the 1984 contract.
The union also wants to reduce the
amount of tuition its employees must
pay. Under their current contract,
the TAs and SAs who work at least 10-
12 hours a week, or 25 percent of full-
time, receive a waiver on 50 percent
of regular in-state graduate student
tuition for fall and winter semesters.
Although that's an increase from 40
percent last year, GEO has asked that
the waiver be raised to 75 percent.
"Our ultimate goal is complete
tuition exemption," Doettling said,
adding that "it's the University's goal
Colleen Dolan-Greene, chief
negotiator for the University, refused
to comment on the talks with GEO.
Those at the .25 level and higher
also receive the same health and den-
tal benefits as faculty and staff at the
However, many TAs and SAs' ap-
pointments fall below the .25 mark,
and GEO wants them to receive the
same benefits as those above, Doet-
GEO has also asked that the tuition
waiver be extended to spring and
summer semesters, TAs and SAs
must currently pay full tuition during
"If they can't offer them the oppor-
tunity to financially support them-
selves, I don't know how they will fill
their (summer ) graduate classes,"
said Doettling, a graduate student in
German Language and Literature.
Whether TAs and SAs should pay
tax on their tuition waivers may be a
part of GEO's negotiations with the
University, Haddy said. Federal
legislation exempting the graduate
employees from the tax expired last
December, but the University did not
begin withholding the amount from
The University may hold off collec-
tion throughout winter semester
because officials expect Congress to
renew the measure, which is part of
the Employee Educational Assistance
Act, according to Don Gamble,
manager of Compensation and Staff
Relations and another negotiator for
GEO wants the University to make
mandatory the now optional teaching
assistant training programs offered
by University departments and reim-
burse TAs for taking the courses.
"On the whole the TAs greatly
benefited from and were glad they
had that training," said Haddy,
a chemistry graduate student. "It
alleviates fears and prevents some
bad habits from happening in the
Both Doettling and Haddy said they
expect the negotiations to be produc-
tive. GEO hasn't staged a strike since
"I don't expect (the University) to
be hostile," Doettling said. "We have
a reasonable contract and the Univer-
sity seems willing to negotiate."
By SUSAN GRANT
Republican Phil Spear will take on
perennial GOP primary candidate
Paul Jensen in today's contest for the
chance to face Fifth Ward incumbent
Doris Preston in April's Ann Arbor
City Council elections.
This is the first time Spear - owner
of Spear and Associates Realtors,
Inc., former board member of the
Hands On Museum, and Ann Arbor
resident for 40 years - will seek
HE HAS the blessing of the local
Republican party, something his op-
ponent has yet to receive, even though
Jensen has run in every GOP
primary in the last four years. Jensen
says his occupation is managing
political campaigns, primarily his
The Republicans in August 1984
disavowed Jensen as their candidate
after he won the local GOP primary
for the State House of Represen-
tatives. Jensen sued the GOP for $1
"Because my money is wrapped up
in court, pending litigation, it is
preventing me from enjoying a free
and fuller campaign," Jensen said.
NEVERTHELESS, Jensen is also a
candidate for the August GOP
Daily Photo by SCOTT UTUCHY primary for Lana Pollack's (D-Ann
Arbor) seat in the state Senate.
o be moved from the old to the new He says he doesn't plan to win his
jrse}. Friday as she makes the 12 campaign for city council. He is only
running, he says, "for clout."
One of the issues facing Jensen and
Spear in the GOP primary is whether
Ann Arbor should become involved in
as L foreign policy.
The April ballot will feature a
resolution written by University
students that says the city believes
The move went so smoothly that the federal government should not in-
John Turck, director of public relations terfere with affairs in Nicaragua.
for the hospital, said one of the Voters will be asked to endorse or
emergency staffers even had time to reject the resolution.
finish reading a novel. "I DON'T think the city of Ann Ar-
bor shoul: be involved in foreign
policy," Jensen said.
Spear agreed, saying "city council
should spend time on local issues like."
.. the (proposed) conference center
as opposed to getting involved with.
"There are things that can't be ef-
fective at the local level," he added.
Both candidates say they oppose a.
tax-bond issue which asks taxpayers;
to provide $3 million over the next}
three years for road repair.
And like the Republican contestants
in the Fifth Ward, Spear and Jensen
support efforts to build up business in
the downtown area.
Spear encourages more housing
downtown, especially in the Ashley,.
First and Washington Streets area.
"We need to get more professional
people who live and work in Ann Ar-
bor downtown," he said.
Tune in to the
UM Turkish Students' Assoc.
Sponsored by Michigan Student Assembly
Ester Archambeau, the last patient t
University hospital, jokes with a nui
minute trip to her new room.
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Three stations spaced a minute
apart from each other were manned,
by nurses, physicians,
anesthesiologists, technicians, and,
respiratory therapists in case of an
emergency, Gains said.
around Ann Arbor
The Karate Kid (J.B. Avildsen, 1984)
MTF, 7:30 and 9 p.m., Mich.
Revenge is sweet, especially for a
teenager who is continually
harassed and beat up by school
bullies. Ralph Machio, who plays the
teenager learns discipline and
karate from the Japanese handy
man in his building and gets the last
Bars and Clubs
Bird of Paradise (662-8310) - Paul
Vornhagen & Friends, latin jazz
The Blind Pigg (996-8555) - Frank
Allison and the Odd Sox, 60's rock-
The Earle (994-0211) - Larry
Manderville, solo piano
Mr. Flood's Party (996-2132) -
Killer Troug, R&B and early rock
The Nectarine Ballroom (994-5436)
- New music with DJ Roger
Rick's American Cafe (996-2747)
- Jeanne and the Dreams, R&B
John Campbell - "Japan Copes
with the World," University Faculty
Women's Club, 11:30 a.m., League.
James Crump, Charles Wasser-
burg-Guild House Writer's Series,'
8 p.m., 802 Monroe.
Jerry Broadbent - "The
Technocratic Vision in Japan,"
Faculty Women's Club, 11:30 a.m.,
Michigan Room, League.
Thomas Deuel - "Platelet-
Derived Growth Factor-Regulation
of Normal and Transformed Cells,"
Medical School, noon, Towsley Cen-
When the Woman Goes Back to
School the Family Goes Too -
,Women's Student Network, noon, 350
Japan Copes with the World -
Faculty Women's Club. 11:30 a.m.
Middle East," Near East & North
African Studies, noon, Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
Robert Howe - "A History of
Manual Control Research in the
Department of Aerospace
Engineering," NASA Center of Ex-
cellence, 3:30 p.m., 115 Aerospace
Multiple Sclerosis Society -
Counseling group; Significant
Others group, 7 p.m., Washtenaw
Society for Creative Anachronism
- 7p.m., East Quad.
Aquino plans non-violent
protest against Marcos
(Continued from Page 1) he (Reagan) has been wrongly infor-
"It was so extreme," Reagan said med, and I intend to see to it that the
"that the letio'scrdiblitia correct information reaches him,"
been called into question both said Marcos, who claims the op-
the Phillipines and the United
States."sposition committed most of the elec-
"The most that you can say is that tion fraud.
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RESIDENT STAFF APPLICATIONS
FOR SPRING/SUMMER 1986
AVAILABLE STARTING FEBRUARY 12, 1986
IN 1500 SAB.
POSITIONS INCLUDE: (3) Resident Directors, (11) Resident Advisors,
(1) Head Librarian and Minority Peer Advisor.
Resident Staff positions require the completion of a minimum of 48 under-
graduate credit hours toward a program for Resident Advisor positions;
Graduate status for Resident Director positions preferred. Candidates may
apply for all positions for which they are eligible.
QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Must be a registered U of M student on the Ann
Arbor Campus during the period of employment. (2) Must have completed
a minimum of 48 undergraduate credit hours toward a program by the end
of the 1985 Fall Term. (3) Preference will be given to applicants who have
lived in the residence has at the University level for at east one year. (4)
Undergraduate applicants must have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade
point average in the school or college in which they are enrolled. Gradu-
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in which they are enrolled. (5) Preference is given to applicants who do
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Women's Rugby practice - 8
How ShallWe Then Live? - Fran-
cis Schaeffer's Film Series, 7:30
p.m., Aud. C, Angell Hall.
CIEE Work-in Britain and Work-in
Ireland Program - International
Center, 4:30 p.m.
The Graduate School Application
Process - Career Planning &
Placement program, 4:10 p.m.
The Job Search Lecture - Career
Planning & Placement program,
4:10 p.m., Lec. rm. 1, MLB.
Developing a Job Search Network
- Career Planning & Placement
program, 4:10 p.m.
Intuition and Healing - Canter-
bury House open class, 8 p.m., 218 N.
Tutoring in math, science &
engineering - Tau Beta Pi, 8 p.m.
Basic Concepts of Wordprocessing
- Microcomputer Education
workshop, 8:30 a.m., 4003 SEB.
MS-DOS, Pt. I - Microcomputer
Education workshop, 10:30 a.m.,
workshop, 3p.m., 3001 SEB.
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