NMC requests mediation for faculty union contract

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College has entered mediation to attempt to resolve outstanding issues in faculty union contract negotiations.

College administrators requested mediation from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission February 25, 2016. A state mediator met with bargaining teams from the College and the Michigan Education Association, which represents the faculty, March 22, 2016 to review the parties’ proposals.

Bargaining teams will hold negotiation meetings with the state mediator at Northwestern Michigan College May 16, 19 and 23rd, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vicki Cook, the Vice President of Finance and Administration at NMC says, “We believe a mediator will assist both parties in resolving issues where disagreement exists and advance the process. The goal is to come to an agreement that will serve our learners, the faculty and the College well now and in the future.”

NMC faculty voted to be represented by the MEA in March 2015. The collective bargaining agreement will cover wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment for this group.

Release date: March 31, 2016

For more information:

Vicki Cook
Vice President of Finance and Administration
(231) 995-1144


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