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Negotiations end with-
out resolution to
issues of dispute.
By Matt Weller
Daily Staff Reporter
Contract negotiations between the
University and the Association of
Federal, State, County and Municipal
Employees Local 1583 have fizzled
Negotiations ended yesterday with-
out resolving the issues that have
divided the University and AFSCME
since the contract for University
workers was re-negotiated earlier this
"Negotiations broke off,"
AFSCME Negotiations Chair Elaine
MacDaniel said despondently.
Associate Vice President for
University Relations Lisa Baker said
a mediator will be brought in from
the Michigan Employee Relations
Commission to help settle the con-
"The talks have come to a point
where we need the assistance of a
mediator to come to an agreement,"
When asked if the situation was
becoming drastic, Baker declined to
Despite optimism expressed by
both parties prior to yesterday's fail-
ure, MacDaniel said she was not sur-
prised at the breakdown.
"(The University) was not moving
off the paid time-off (issue),"
MacDaniel said, referring to the
University's hard line stance on paid
The University's new contract offer
combines sick and vacation days; cur-
rently, employees receive sick and
vacation days under separate plan
MacDaniel said this offer results i
less paid time off per month.
For example, under the currer
plan a person with zero to five year
seniority is allowed 16 hours offg
pay per month. The University's pro
posal would reduce this number t
"With combined time, you're los
ing time," MacDaniel said.
MacDaniel said the paid time off i
one of two issues that continue t
The other issue is wages
MacDaniel said the union favors
wage system that entails a 3-percen
raise in base pay per employee sl'
the University is offering a lumi
MacDaniel said the University'
lump suno offer is unattractise to th
"The employees prefer to have s
base wage and an increase w ith eac
year," MacDaniel said.
The grievances are familiar; the
same issues that were respon>lc
for the failure of the expedited tr -
tiations on July 10 contributed to thl
breakdow n of yesterday's talks.
Until the two parties iron out these
issues, they will continue to be at
Although MacDaniel admitted that
the situation "doesn't look too good at
this point," she denied that anyone is
thinking about a strike.
"We're not talking strike right
now," MacDaniel said.
The scheduled negotiations lire
broken off yesterday and will resume
as soon as a mediator is appointed.
AFSCME represents 2,400
University workers, including 1,000
at the University hospital.
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