Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s technical and office professionals, UAW Local 1950, have ratified a new contract.
The three-year deal was passed by a final vote of 75 yes to 34 no.
Of the 140 union members eligible to vote, 109 cast ballots.
University officials say the agreement includes across-the-board wage increases of 26-cents per hour in each of the contract’s first two years and 29-cent per hour in the final year.
Covered services within the health plan remain the same.
Under the new agreement some of the plan changes will include increases to health care deductibles, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum amounts on January 1st, 2015.
The contract is subject to approval by the NMU Board of Trustees.