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8A -The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, April 23, 1996

Iowa gmaduate
students follow
GE 0footsteps


Maintenance/light cleaning. 5 Supervisory
positions available April-August: evenings &
General facility upkeep during camps &
Great summer jobt
Inquire by callg Joe McGovem at 936-
wait-staffl Early mornings/afternoons.
Flexible hours/great money. Call Petey at


Apply Today
Camp Counselors
Park Operations
Golf Course Staff
994-2780 or 994-2803
TDD 994-2700
We value a diverse
work force team, E.O.E.

If you're a successful retail manager
with a need for greater responsibili-
ty, Arbor Drugs can show you retail
opportunities leading directly to
store management. As the number
one drug store chain in southeast-
er Michigan, Arbor Drugs current-
ly has 175 stores with 17 more
opening soon in 1996.
Right now, we're hiring experi-
enced ret ail management profes-
sionals for openings leading to
store management. Beginning as an
Assistant Store Manager, you'll
make an immediate impact on the
success of a multi- million-dollar
retail operation.
If qualified, we offer a solid promote-
from-within policy, company paid
health/life/dental, 401 K plan,
short/long term disability and more.
To find out more about growing
with us, please forward your resume
to: Arbor D~rugs, Inc., Human
Resources, P.O. Bx 7034, Troy,
MI 48007; or Fax: (810) 637-1669.
Equal Opportunity Employer

toddler. Sat. & Sun. 12-5. Mid-June-mid-
Aug. Extension possible through next
academic year. 971-0953.
3 mo. old in our A2 home full time. N-smkr.,
refs., own trans. 994-0393.
FLEX. PART-TIME HRS. for long-term
with fun family/3 great kids. Need car & ref.
FULL-TIME, 3 girls. Call 761-2849. Van to
use, room avail, if needed.
MOTHERS HELPER to play with and care
for baby. Light housekeeping, flex, hours,
competitive pay, ref. 662-4540.
NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER- Live in/out for
2 boys, 8 & 6, and 1 girl, 1 1/2. Non-smoker.
810/681-3883 or 313/594-0262.
child care for 8 yr. old boy from 6/15-8/3. 3-4
hrs. Tues. & Thurs. a.m. + 1-2 evenings/
weekend. Reliable transp. a must. Located 10
mm. from downtown Ann Arbor on farm just
north of Barton Hills. 668-8581 (answering
machine). References needed.
RELIABLE SITTER for school-aged kids.
Starting now thru summer. Some cooking,
own transp. Ann Arbor: 662-7119.
SON Wanted to play w/ our 9 mo. old son.
Staring May. Hrs. flex. 971-3186.
SPRING & SUMMER afternoon childcare
req. Sat. & Sun. as needed. Must be exc.
driver but own car not req. Call 6-8 p.m. 741-

Liberty, 665-8001. Lessons, tuneup, lessons,
specials repair. Not just guitar.
ATTENTION ALL Students! Over $6 Bil-
lion in public and private sector grants &
scholarships is now available. All students
are eligible. Let us help. For more info. call
1-800-263-6495 ext. F55986.

VISTA Program Associates
YOU can make a difference in your
community as a VISTA Volunteer.
Innovative community agency has several
openings in expanding programs for
homeless families and children. Full-year,
full time commitment required, beginning
May 21, 1996. Roles in community outreach,
family advocacy, children's services, and
employability support. Excellent training and
career development opportunity. VISTAs
receive $690 monthly stipend, educational
award, health care, and child care support.
Public assistance recipients maintain full
benefits. This could be the best year you'll
ever share. Applications at SOS Crisis
Center, 101 S. Huron, Ypsilanti, due April
24. EOE.
WAITSTAFF NEEDED for graduation
weekend! University Catering/Pierpoint
Commons, Friday, May 3rd and Saturday,
May 4th. Call Petey at 763-0352.
WANTED: 100 students, lose 8-100 lbs.
New metabolism breakthrough. I lost 12 lbs.
in 15 days. Dr. recommended. Guaranteed
results. $35. 1/800/827-2975.
WANTED: 23 STUDENTS, 8-29 lbs. this
month. New metabolism breakthrough-Dr.
recommended. Guaranteed, $35 cost, free
gift. 800/435-7591.
WANTED: Intems for office of GOP state
representative. Unpaid, credit available. Call
WANTED: Subjects for psychology experi-
ment on perception at U of M. Experiment
takes 1 1/ hours, pay is $15. Must be right-
handed, have vision correctable to 20/20, and
be a native English speaker. Call Ila at 763-

child care
2 CHILDREN, FLEX. HRS. Need car.
Close to N. Campus. Starting @ $6/hr. Begin
immediately, can be long-term. Call Nancy at
3 BOYS (AGES 6, 8, 10) seek warm, loving
childcare in their Southwest Ann Arbor
home. Trans. req. Light housekeeping. 761-
ADORABLE 9-MO.-OLD girl needs kid-
loving babysitter. Four days and/or 20 hrs. a
week. Start 5/1. Long-term. $5/hr. Located on
UM bus route. References required. Call 763-
8506 before 9 p.m.
ADORABLE CHILDREN need care. Tues.
and Thurs. p.m.'s. Call Pam 761-1845.
AFTERNOON IN-HOME childcare; 2 1/2
yr. old, approx. 8-10 hrs./wk. 668-0724.
BABY CARE/OCCAS. 4 & 6 yr. olds. Part-
time. Own: car, ref. N-smkr. 996-4136.
BABYSITTER WANTED for infant in my
home- Tues., Thurs., 8:30-noon. 994-5512.
CHILDCARE/lousekeeping in our N.E.
Ann Arbor home. 20 hrs./wk. Mon. through
Fri. aftemoons. Begins 5/1 own transporta-
tion 995-0882.
care for 3 children ages 7, 4, & 2. About 12
hrs./wk. Reliable trans. Refs. Start early May.
Call Kathy @ 761-3868.
EXPERIENCED SITTER to care for 4 yr.
old twins & 6 mo. old infant in our Ann Ar-
bor home. 12-18 hrs./wk. flex. schedule.
Non-smoker, own transportation nec. Would

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Continental $159 or $239. Bring your Con-
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chase Eurail passes. Shannon, London from
$399. Frankfurt from $599. Regency Travel,
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Al 171'

By Anupama Reddy
D~aily Staff Reporter
Last week 59 percent of the voting
graduate employees at the University of
Iowa decided to unionize and form the
Campaign to Organize Grad Students.
COGS is the latest group of graduate
teaching and research assistants to de-
mand betterworking conditions and pay.
Last year, the majority of graduate em-
ployees at the University of Kansas also
elected to unionize, and the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's gradu-
ate employees are scheduled to vote on
unionizing this fall.
University chief negotiator Dan
Gamble said he has been addressing
concerns about this trend because ofhis
bargaining experience with the Gradu-
ate Employees Organization.
"I've received more calls in the last
year (about unionizing) from various
universities be-
cause TAs are Each
talkingabout it," E cr
Gamble said.
Since GEOis very dff
one of the oldest
graduate student because
instructor unions history a
in the country,see-
ond only to the tradition.
University ofWis-
consin at
Madison's group, University C
Gamble said its
tenure has been unique.
"Each union is very different be-
cause of its history and tradition,"
Gamble said. "Here at Michigan, we're
(one of) the oldest. Michigan is also
known as the labor state."
GEO spokesperson Pete Church said
GEO is excited about the decisions and
attributes them to the increasing trend
of some state universities to be finan-
cially secure.
"Organizing unions in higher educa-
tion is in an upswing even when labor is
taking some hard knocks nationally,"
Church said. "With major state univer-
sities acting like Fortune 500 compa-
nies rather than academic institutions,
it's become more apparent that there is
a real need for organizing."
Church pointed out that last week's
vote by Iowa's graduate employees
came on the heels of G EO's successful
walk-out and tentative contract agree-
"(The vote) will affect the prece-


dent," Church said. "In lowa they were
looking at the things we'v c acco@
plished and that was a drixving force in
their membership drive."
Gamble agreed CEO's contract has
more benefits than other TA unions'
"I've seen contracts from other
schools, and ours is much more com-
prehensive," Gamble said.
Leslie Taylor, an organizer for COGS,
said University of Iowa graduate em-
ployees organized "to get a healthcgre
plan, tuition waivers, fair working coi'-
ditions, effective grievance procedures
and adequate childcare."
"Basically the bottom line for Univcr-
sity ofIlowagrad employees is.people felt
that having a collective bargaining agree-
ment was the only way to have an effec-
tive voice in the conditions that affect
their employment," said Taylor, a gradu-
ate student and TA
in American stu
union is ies.
Taylor said
erent COGS represents
2,600 graduate
of loeesand
the next step for
the group is- to
if form a seven-
- Dan Gamble ing committee
thief negotiator which would "re-
n flect the diverd*
of the bargaining unit" and begin nego-
tiating with the administration next fall.
Doug Anderson, another COGS or-
ganizer, said the group affiliated itself
with the United Electrical Workers to
increase its leverage in bargaining.
"In addition to being a democratic
and progressive union, (the United Elec-
trical Workers) have a strong base in
Iowa," he said.
Dan Kelly, vicepresident oflowaCiy
UEW Local 893, said COGS is not alone
in the upcoming contract negotiations.
"We stand in solidarity with the
graduate employees at the University
of Iowa as they bargain their first con-
tract," Kelly said.
Mary Jo Small, vice president of fi-
nance and university services at the
University of Iowa, said the formation
of the TA union will standardize pobi
cies towards graduate employees. (
"It'll make decision-making With
graduate students centralized and more
uniform," Small said.

WORK SUTDY WEB JOB Premier organ like at least 6 mo. commitment 973-8888
transplantation web site (www.transweb.org) EXPERIENCED DRIVER w/ safe car to
needs help with all aspects of web pick up 2 girls from after-school activities,
publishing. Great experience. Spr./Sum., $10/ Mon.-Fri. until mid-June. 971-0953. Female
hr., 998-7314, transweb@umich.edu preferred. $6/hr.

FEM. ROOMMATE needed 1 bdrm. in Ig.
hse. Ldry. 624 S. Division May 1-Aug. 30.
$190/mo. very neg. Cynthia 764-4675.
Sept. lease to share bdrm. in 2 bdrm. apt. near
CCRB with 3 great girls. Call 764-9669.
NEED A ROOMMATE? Female transfer
student looking for housing. Needs prkg. Call
810/486-0582 & leave a message.
bdrm. apt. w/veggie smoker roommate.
Prkg.,Idry., A/C. May-Aug. 669-0512.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share a 3 bdrm.
hse. w/ 2 women & I man. Own rm. $300/
mo. Call Anne @ 764-0071 or Erin @ 764-
ROOMMATES NEEDED to share large
contemporary 2 bdrm. apts. Call 741-9300.
room in 5 bdrm. house; Sept. 96 to Sept. 97
lease; ldry, prkg, furniture, and fun atmos-
phere incl. Call 332-9773 for info.

Detroit Grand Rapids
schools press for fluids.

food & entertain. I

LANSING (AP) - The heads of
Michigan's two largest school districts
claimed yesterday that the state's needi-
est children are getting too little from
the state.
Detroit school superintendent David
Snead and Grand Rapids superinten-
dent Jeffery Grotsky said large urban
districts need more money to cope with
the wide range of needs among the
state's most disadvantaged children.
"It's sort of crazy to me why those
with the greatest need get the least
amount of money," Grotsky said at a
news conference.
Gov. John Engler's office failed to
return a telephone call seeking conjgent.
Grotsky said his district's budget
would be 0.1 percent less next year than
this year under Engler's school spend-
ing plan. Snead said Detroit's budget
would decline 0.16 percent.
Meanwhile, they said, urban districts
must spend more than suburban dis-
tricts on things such as building secu-
rity and special services for children
who come to school hungry, tired and
with little exposure to books.
That leaves less to be spent in the
classroom, Grotsky said.
"I am tired of facing these beautiful

young children every day and telling
them ... they can't go on a field trip,
psychological services will have to
wait," he said.
Snead and Grotsky said they will
organize the state's 25 largest schdol
districts to press Engler and lawmakers
to improve funding for urban schools.
Those districts represent 50 percent of
the state's nearly 1.7 million schr
"Somebody will have to listen to us,"
Grotsky said.
Engler has said he is proposing in-
creasing state aid per pupil by 2.5 per-
cent, to S5,266 per student, for the next
school year.
But Snead said when Engler's pro-
posed cuts in programs such as adult
education and bilingual education are
figured in, urban districts end up w1
less money.
The revamping of school funding
under Proposal A two years ago did
little for the state's urban districts.
Grotsky said. Poor districts got in-
creases, wealthy districts were held
harmless and can still pass millages,but
those in the middle are stuck, he said.
"It's like maintaining mediocrity,"
Snead said.

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