WMU News

WMU and AFSCME reach tentative agreement

Aug. 29, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Representatives from Local 1668 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Michigan AFSCME Council 25, and Western Michigan University reached tentative agreement on a three-year labor contract Aug. 26.

Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification by the union membership and approval by the WMU Board of Trustees. The union membership will vote on the tentative agreement Wednesday, Sept. 6. Pending union ratification, University trustees will vote on the new contract at the board's next regular meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15.

AFSCME represents approximately 500 custodial, dining services, grounds and maintenance employees at the University.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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