NMC Reviewing Fact Finder’s Report Recommendations In Faculty Contract Negotiations

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) is reviewing the recommendations of the Fact Finder’s Report from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) in the ongoing contract negotiations between the college and the Faculty Association affiliates of the Michigan Education Association.

The report was released late Thursday, August 22. The college filed a petition for Fact Finding January 17, 2019 in an effort to advance negotiations following several bargaining sessions including a State of Michigan mediator. The contracts expired December 31, 2018.

Fact Finding allows a neutral, state-appointed representative to create a non-binding report on the remaining disputes.

Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communication, Diana Fairbanks said, “The college is now reviewing and evaluating the recommendations as a whole. The next step in this process is that both sides have an additional 60 days to negotiate a contract that serves the college and our communities well today and into the future.”

Release date: August 23, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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