AAFMCC BARGAINING UPDATE
At yesterday's 4-hour bargaining session, Macomb "countered" AAFMCC's most current salary proposal by giving us the same offer that we received on Sept. 11:
When Denise Williams, MCC's VP of Human Resources and Lead Negotiator for The College, presented us with this salary proposal, this is what she had to say:
All of my cards are on the table...We are very close to our last best offer."
A $48 per-credit-hour raise over the course of three years is no "best offer."
In addition to this current salary proposal, AAFMCC is also discouraged by how The College has rejected the majority of our other proposals in one of the following ways:
1. by completely dismissing them
2. by accepting selective portions of them (and dismissing the rest)
3. by agreeing to a few minor changes
The College would rather maintain the current contract language rather than engage in productive conversations and work with AAFMCC to find mutually-beneficial solutions to the many, serious problems that we have brought to their attention at the table.
The College informed us that they didn't anticipate making any major changes to the contract during negotiations, and even after acknowledging that we "did a really good job" of presenting our proposals and the problems that need to be addressed in our contract, The College has no interest in making the large-scale changes that our contract so desperately needs.
That The College is unwilling to put in the work to make MCC a better place for the majority of their employees demonstrates, once again, that WE are not a priority.
Come see for yourself.
Join us at the bargaining table on Friday, Oct. 5.
Center Campus, P-128