2013-2016 UAW Local 6888 Contract now on-line
(click on "Contract" link below
Welcome to the home page of UAW Local 6888, representing over 300 Office Professionals at Central Michigan
University. CMU's Office Professionals first organized as an independent
union in 1968. In 1988, we joined the UAW. The rest has been history
in the making! Click here to view a timeline of
Local 6888 is committed to securing economic and social justice for
our members, as outlined in the principals of the International UAW. Our goal is
to uphold the American standard of living according to the needs of our members
and to strive for dignity in the workplace.
This site is dedicated to bringing accurate and up
to the minute information to our membership.
Affordable Care Act
Helps Nursing Mothers
The Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010, requires employers to
provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers in the workplace to
express breast milk for a nursing child for 1 year after the child's birth.
To comply with this
requirement, an employer must provide a place, other than a restroom, that
is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public
where such an employee has the privacy to meet these needs. In the absence
of specific guidance from the US Department of Labor, CMU defines this place
as a room with a door that can be closed and secured and, if equipped with
windows, has shades (or other window treatments) that can be closed to block
external view. This can be an available vacant office, or an occupied office
that can be made available for the period required.
Hourly employees may us the
morning and afternoon breaks provided in collective bargaining agreements
for this purpose. If additional time is required beyond these scheduled
break periods, the employee will be provided paid release time for that
Campaign for the Winter Months
We are beginning a new
campaign for items to help our soldiers in the cold weather months. Hand and
foot warmers, warm dark colored boot socks, instant soups, and hot drink
mixes will be greatly appreciated by our platoon members.
Over-the-counter cold meds might also be appreciated.
Our adopted US Army platoon
has 45 soldiers, including 2 females. They are deployed from New York to
Afghanistan. Our platoon lives in small 2-person rooms. They have
non-potable running water for bathing and 110V generated power. There is a
PX store with a limited selection and a chow hall is available with
designated hours, but unfortunately it may not be open when they are able to
eat. Our soldiers are a maintenance platoon that works on helicopters.
Suggested items for sending to our platoon are included in the
ABSC 250 (Judy Hudecz)
Anspach 106 (Sue Sova)
Anspach 288 (Betty Lewis)
Bovee UC 112 (Tara Novak)
Dow 203 (Gayla Overton)
EHS Suite 200-Charter Sch (Lori Andersen)
ET 100 (Karen Bellingar)
Health Prof 1220 (Jill Ferguson)
Health Prof 2219 (Deb Neubecker)
Moore 340 (Joan McDonald)
Ronan 240 (Lynn White)
2520 S Univ Park Suite D (Barb Torpy)
Warriner 308 (Caral Turner)
THANK YOU for continuing your generous
donations to our soldiers!
New OP Titles
Local 6888ís membership and executive
board members were in agreement that the terms "secretary" and
"clerk" were archaic and did not adequately describe the work
performed by office professionals. In addition, the work performed
by a vast majority of office professionals incorporates both
secretarial and clerical duties. As a result, a committee was formed
to look at office professional titles and job descriptions. The
committee has finalized their study and the membership has approved
their recommendations. While these new titles are not included in
our current contract, the University has told Local 6888 leadership
that we may use these titles in our written and electronic
correspondence, and may refer to our positions using these titles.
Click on the links below to view the new titles and job
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