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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, September 5, 1991 - Page 3

Unions
protest
'CMU
president
by Melissa Peerless
Daily Staff Reporter
When Central Michigan Univer-
sity (CMU) President Edward
Jakubauskas opened the university's
student newspaper last Wednesday,
he found a weather forecast, a story
about the approaching first day of
classes and an article saying that his
job was in jeopardy.
Thirty-three of CMU's 37 aca-
demic department heads resolved
that they have "no confidence" in
Jakubauskas' leadership Tuesday.
Twenty-four hours later, the fac-
Ity union and other campus em-
ployee unions also entered "no con-
fidence" votes.
The votes came during a strike by
the university's clerical union, the
first such work stoppage in the uni-
versity's history.
Clerical workers went on strike
after Jakubauskas imposed a hiring
and salary freeze on their positions,
iting CMU's current financial
difficulties.
Although Jakubauskas acknowl-
edges that CMU has been having
some serious problems, he was sur-
prised by the "no confidence" votes.
"CMU is going through some
pretty hard times. I want to make
things as right as they can be," he
said.
"If anyone had approached me
nd asked to talk, I would have been
happy to. $u no one did, and then
there it was in the newspaper," he
added.
But CMU's faculty does not be-
lieve that Jakubauskas has the uni-
versity's best interest in mind. They
feel that he"is exaggerating the
troubled financial situation and that
the freezes are unnecessary.
Keith Barklage of the faculty
*nion said, '}Simply put, we want
him out. A 'no confidence' vote
means that we do not feel that he is
doing an adequate job. It's impor-
tant to us. Our jobs are at stake. Our
students' educations could suffer,"
he said.
"It was difficult for us to come
to this decision. It was carefully
considered and strictlyseen as a last
resort, but we feel that this had to
done," he added.
Barklage also said the faculty
and other employees felt that re-
moving Jakubauskas from office
would be the only way to rectify
the situation.
The resolutions of "no confi-
dence" will be submitted to
CMU's oversight board within the
next few weeks, and a decision re-
garding Jakubauskas' future will be
reached.
Both the president and faculty
said they didn't expect students to
be hurt by the strike.
Jakubauskas said, "Even with the
strike still going, classes started as
usual last week. So I assume that
even with these uncertainties, it
will be business as usual for our

tudents.°

GEO members brace
for possible fall strike

Brian Lotti watches a friend perform his last skateboard tricks in
Regents' Plaza. The University Board of Regents banned skateboarding
campus-wide in July.
Ordi nance prohibits
skateboarding at ' UI

by Stefanie Vines
Daily Staff Reporter
As students prepare for the first
day of classes, members of the
Graduate Employees Organization
(GEO) are bracing for a possible
strike.
Negotiations between GEO and
the University will continue next
Friday in Detroit and neither side
says it will change its position.
The University's Teaching As-
sistants have been working without
a contract since April 5.
Plans are underway for a possi-
ble permanent strike instead of a
temporary work stoppages like
those held last April.
GEO organizer Phillis Englebert
said the union will discuss a perma-
nent strike at a membership meeting
next Tuesday. "We have a strong
network of communication and if
the membership wants a strike then
we will do it," she said.
"Its my hope that the adminis-
tration's bargaining team will come
part way on our proposals and not
back us into a corner which will
force us to take action," Englebert
added.
However, Joseph Owsley, direc-
tor of News and Information Ser-
vices, said the University's current
bargaining position will not change.
"Of course we would hope that a
strike would not occur, but if it
does then the University will still
continue to function. We regret that
they would take such a step; it
would be bad for us and for them,"
he said.
The University is offering a 4.5
percent pay raise while the TA
union wants 6 percent. Also at issue
are summer medical benefits, tu-
ition waivers, class size limits, and
third-party arbitration for TA
grievances.
But GEO negotiators now con-
sider the most important issue on
the table to be the debate over calcu-
lating the number of hours for
which a TA is paid.

GEO is disputing the Univer-
sity's definition of fractional ap-
pointments. Currently, TAs are ap-
pointed to a full or partial-time po-
sition based on a 40-hour work
week. For example, a .25 fractional
appointment would be the equiva-
lent of 10 hours a week. A TA must
work at least 10 hours per week to
receive a full tuition waiver.
However, under the current con-
tract, TAs who work less than the
minimum hours in two or more de-
partments cannot add their hours in
order to receive a cumulative .25
fractional appointment needed to
receive their tuition waiver.
In addition, the University has

'Of course you would hope that a strike would
not occur, but if it does then the University
will still continue to function'
- Joseph Owsley
Director of News and Information Services

by Christine Kloostra
Daily Staff Reporter
Skateboarding is a crime, at
least on campus.
At the University Board of Re-
gents meeting in July, the regents
passed an ordinance which pro-
hibits skateboarding on University
property. Skateboarders now face a
$25 fine and possible impoundment
of their skateboards.
The ordinance will allow Uni-
versity police to issue citations or
arrest individuals for other viola-
tions as well, including littering,
possession of alcohol on the Diag
or in athletic stadiums, disorderly
conduct and vomiting on Univer-
sity buses. The ordinance applies
only to University property.
The skateboarding ban was in-
cluded in the "Ordinance to Regu-
late Parking and Traffic, and to
Regulate the Use and Protection of
the Buildings and Property of the
Regents of the University of
Michigan."
The Department of Public
Safety said they have not yet issued
any citations.
In its original form, the ordi-

believed that I would be taken care
of. Now I don't have job security
because if I have to pay my tuition
then I can't be a student here," she
said.
In addition to her concerns about
the University's plan to move to-
ward a two-tier system of graders
and teachers, Stark is also worried
abd'ut the definition of fractional
appointments.
"We have gotten wind of the
University's practice of saying that
departments can't combine frac-
tions," said Stark. "The University
is infringing on the spirit of the
contract through budgetary policy
and rhetoric."

nance banned skateboards, roller
skates, and roller blades from cer-
tain areas on campus. Farris Wom-
ack, University chief financial offi-
cer and vice president, cited prop-
erty damage as the reason for the
ban.
The ordinance was amended fol-
lowing a request by a roller blader
during the meeting's public com-
ments session.
LSA senior Marc Beginin urged
the regents to change the ordinance
because "it does not take into ac-
count that roller skates and roller
blades are not detrimental."
"They cause no aggravation to
property whatsoever," Beginin
said, adding that for many students
roller blades are their sole method
of transportation and that mem-
bers of the University hockey team
often use them for off-season prac-
tice.
The amended ordinance pro-
hibits roller blades and roller
skates only in University buildings
and parking structures.

proposed dividing TAs into two
different groups: teachers and
graders. Teachers would receive
enough hours to obtain full tuition
waivers, while graders would re-
ceive less than the required number
hours, regardless of the number of
hours actually worked.
GEO President Tom Oko said
this sytem violates GEO's old con-
tract that states TA wages are cal-
culated in the hours spent doing a
variety of tasks, not in the tasks per-
formed.
Former GEO President Chris
Roberson said the possibility of a
strike depends on two things: how
many TAs want to get mobilized to
walk off the job and also on the out-
come of the next bargaining session
between GEO and the University.
Lori Stark, a Sociology TA and
GEO steering Committee member,
said she is very worried about her
job.
"I can think back on how I felt
when I first came. I had basically

Stark said that GEO asked the
University about this practice at the
last bargaining session on Aug. 8
and received what she called an inad-
equate response.
"They answered us by giving a
demonstration of budget policy in
LSA only," she said. "Basically
what they are doing is denying full
tuition waivers to TAs who want to
combine their fractions in different
departments. So what we will end
up with are graduate students who
will have to pay tuition money they
don't have because they aren't being
credited for the hours they are
working."
Alan Zundel, a member of the
GEO bargaining team, said he is not
angry at the University, but frus-
trated by the lack of agreement.
"It has been a long process and
we've gone as far as we can go. I
think the University could set us on
a higher priority level then they
are."

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