Union clerical workers at the University of Minnesota rallied on Northrop Plaza today to protest proposed rate increases to their employee health care plans. About 200 people gathering in front of Morrill Hall, the main administration building — some carrying signs saying, “Stop cost shifting to employees” and “Wal-Mart U / Rolling Back Benefits.” They opposed a Read more

The union representing University of Minnesota clerical workers plans to rally today to protest planned health care increases. The noon gathering on Northrop Plaza will oppose what the union says is a $1.8 million overall increase in the form of higher premiums, co-pays, deductibles and other changes. They instead propose an employee health care plan Read more

From the University of Minnesota’s Web site. The Bureau of Mediation Services has confirmed this, but I haven’t received a written ruling yet. I also have a call out to a graduate-assistant rep. Graduate Assistants, The Bureau of Mediation Services dismissed the Charge of Unfair Election Practices filed by United Auto Workers (UAW) against the Read more

The state Bureau of Mediation Services has announced (above) how it will handle some graduate-assistants’ complaint of unfair election practices against the University of Minnesota. The U’s summary: The procedure and timeline are as follows: The union will provide information and evidence regarding their charge by April 23 The University will provide a written response Read more