With Fact Finding Report In Hand, Central Mich. U Administration Looks Forward To Faculty Contract Agreement

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

After a state-appointed fact finder sided with Central Michigan University in a faculty contract proposal, university officials hope to soon reach an agreement.

"From the beginning of negotiations with the Faculty Association, our goal has been to reach a collective bargaining agreement that is fair and equitable to all parties,” said the statement from University Spokesman Steve Smith. “With the recommendations of the independent, third-party fact-finder now in hand, we look forward to moving quickly toward reaching an agreement."

Fact finder Barry Goldman released the report Monday.

He recommended the university’s salary and health care proposals, which the 600-member Faculty Association has said includes rollbacks. The administration offered a wage freeze for one year with increases equal to 4 percentage points over three years and a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance plan.

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