Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, August 26, 2011

U-M Skilled Trades Union ratifies four-year agreement

Members of the U-M Skilled Trades Union voted on Aug. 24 to ratify a new contract with the university. The union’s previous contract expired on July 31.

The new four-year agreement covers about 500 U-M employees working in the skilled trades, which includes employees such as electricians, carpenters and plumbers. The contract provides wage increases over the life of the agreement and includes the university’s current health care cost sharing ratio.