In particular, you do not believe that your superior or a member of management has an adequate understanding or knowledge of your contractual rights. If you are confused about how you should interpret an aspect of your contract, seek advice from a member of your union bargaining committee or our MNA representative. Perhaps the most important aspect of union membership is the ability to negotiate a contract, a written guarantee supported by federal laws that encompass all aspects of your working life, including practical issues, wages, insurance benefits, vacation and vacation policies, hours of work and much more. As long as the contract is in effect, none of its terms, rights or benefits can be changed in any way by the administration during the term of the contract. Your contract is a legally binding obligation that offers predictability, consistency and fairness and replaces arbitrary process management that attempts to implement it. To ensure that you enjoy all the rights and benefits of your union contract, it is your responsibility to know and understand your contract. Keep a copy handy and refer to it if you have a question about any aspect of your professional life. U-M has collective agreements with various work organizations representing selected employees who perform certain roles on Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint Campus and Michigan Medicine. These employees perform essential tasks in the university`s teaching, research and patient care missions. These include nurses, police officers, PhD students, craftsmen and much more. If, at any time, you feel that your contractual rights are being violated or that management is not complying with the contract, talk to a member of your bargaining committee who will assist you in filing a complaint, which is the formal procedure for enforcing your contractual rights. When the contract expires, both parties will be required to begin a process of renegotiating a new “following agreement.” All members have the right to appoint, elect and elect members of the union`s bargaining committee. All members have the right to submit proposals for amendments or additions to the contract.
Once an agreement has been reached, all members will have to vote in favour of ratifying the agreement. For more information about the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) and the Employee Organization (LEO), visit Academic Human Resources. Tariff Units Additional wage and rate increases plans are available in the HRRIS data management calendar in Google Calendar.