Wednesday, July 8,1992 - The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly - 3
by David Shepardson
Daily Opinion Editor
All six members of the Ann Arbor -
~Campus Polc Grnevance Committee
have beenelected anda "Convener" as
tofinalize the police oversight board, so
it can begin work ibis Fall.
The Oversight Board was created
by the University in accordance with
Public Act 120, which mandates that
public universities who deputize cam-
pus police through the university re-
gents must have an oversight board to
address citjzen complaints with the
" Royster Harper, Associate Vice
President for Student Affairs, has been V
appointed as Convener of the oversight
Hartford, Vice President for Student
Affairs, characterized Harper's rote a
one of "observer and facilitator of dis-
James Snyder, professor of Archi-
tecture and Urban Planning, has been
asked to assist Harper in the committee
development. Snyder currently serves
as chair of the University Safety and
Security Advisory committee.'
Edith Lewis and Ira Schwartz, both KAISHA HALCU/Daly
professorsin theSchoolofSocialWork, Monster madness
fbeat out two other candidates for the Matt First of Alexandria, Va. and his buddy, Godzilla, celebrate the
Senate Advisory Connitt on Uni- Fourth of July near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
versity Affairs' (SACUA) main office
conducted the election, without outside squeaking past six candidates, receiv-
electionobservers. SACUA declinedto ing229 votesof971 returned.Andrews
release election results. is the non-union staff member. The "
AssistantVice President for Person- personnel office sent 12,386 ballots to
nel James Thiry ran elections for both non-union staff members.
the union and non-union staff members Staffers in the personnel office sent CAMPUS APAR
on the Oversight Committee. out over 20,000 ballots at a cost of
StephenJaynes,chiefstewardof the nearly $5,000. Every ballot received
building trades union, won a close was counted without a verification Efficiencie
election in the race for union board process to assure that ballots received 1 0203 Be
member. were from staff members. Thiry said,
Thiry expressed amazement at the "If a union member gave someone his Various Locations and Ameniti
lowtumout-only 235votes were cast, (or her) ballot, they could have voted." Furnished + Unfurnishe
although 7,266 ballots were sent out to Last April, Christiana Ochoa, an Listings available at U-M O
union members. LSA senior, and Michael Dorsey, a
Archie Andrews, Associate Direc- School of Natural Resources senior, WILSON WI
tor-Student Housing Residence Opera- were elected to fill the two student
tions, won another close election, positions on the committee. 9g
'U' sti in idst
of police contract
by David Shepardson . resume negotiations.*A member of the
Daily Opinion Editor Police Union who'wished to remain
The University administration and anonymoussaid, "The possibilityexists
the Police Union are stillnegotiating to for the situation to degenerate into a
finalize a contract for campus police strike if no progress is made this sum-
officers - who have been wqrking mer."
without a contract since November - Critics contend that Leo Heatley,
but it appears that both sides are no director of Public Safety, and the Uni-
closer to resolution than they were in versity are in no hurry to finish negoti-
October. ating - especially since the police
Since October 29, 1991, the Uni- budget is not expected to increase next
versity of Michigan Law Enforcement year.
Association and the University admin- Thiry noted that the University has
istration have met-nine times for an agood recordon negotiating contracts.
average of five hours per m'eeting. As- "In 25 years, we've never had to resort
sistant Vice President for Personnel to binding arbitration," he said, adding
James Thiry declined to discuss the that this good faith is why the police are
specifics of the negotiations, but said, working without a contract.
"Westillhave philosophical differences Currently, the University chapter of
to solve." the American Federation of State,
Amongthegeneralareasof concern County, and Municipal. Employees
are overtime, benefits, and proposed' (AFSCME) hasbeen working without
salary increases. - a contract since the end of June. The
Thiry is the chief negotiator for the Graduate Employees Organization's
University in the renegotiation of the (GEO.) contract is up for renewal this
police contract. The heads of public summer.
safety at all three University campuses,
along with additional members of the
administration, are on the University's SHLRHPCNETO
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