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February Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:45 AM

in room 302 Halle


16 Hour Shift Change in the new contract 


Section 23.11 Employees who work a total of sixteen (16) continuous hours, and is scheduled to work the following day, may request to change his/her starting time for the following day for up to a maximum of two (2) hours. The employee must seek and receive prior approval from the Supervisor/Foreman for all such changes. The employee shall receive up to a maximum of two (2) hours paid administrative leave to cover the absence. Any dispute arising out of a denial of a request or the application of this provision shall not be subject to appeal in the grievances procedure.


The underlined portion changed from a member needing to use his or her own vacation/sick time to cover. Please keep the union informed if this is used or a supervisor denies the change. We cannot file a grievance but we can call for a special conference if we are continually are being denied or being treated unfairly.

New Counil 25 Staff Representative


Local 3866 would like to welcome Denis Martin as the new Council 25 Staff Representative that will be working with our local. We look foward to working with you. If you need to reach him, his number is (313) 964-1711. His contact info is also listed on the Contact Us page.

Minimum Dues Information


The minimum dues information is located in the Documents and Links page. The minimum dues has been increased to the amount set by Council 25 in accordance with the International Constitution.

January Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM

in room 302 Halle


*Special Date moved back to the second Tuesday of the month.

Council 25 Special Convention 


Notice Special Convention, Nomination and Election for Council 25 President to be held February 3-4, 2017 

Special Convention 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [34.3 KB]

Council 25 MLK Dinner 


Information on this year's gala on February 11, 2017 is included in the following attachment.

MLK Dinner 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [240.6 KB]

December Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM

in room 302 Halle


Vacant Position Postings 



There are 2 positions currently posted, 1 Stationary Engineer (posting closes 12/5/2016) and 1 Custodian position (posting closes 12/9/2016). 


More Information at



At the union meeting on 11/1/2016 the following nominations occurred.


Chief Stewards 

Unit 1 - Scott Cejmer

Unit 2 - State - Greg Tisdale

Unit 2 - Housing - Jacob Wilkerson

Unit 3 - Nina Jones

Midnights - Stephen Borders


Alternate Chief Stewards

Unit 1 - Don Gregory

Unit 2 - State - John Pribik

Unit 2 - Housing - n/a

Unit 3 - Marcus Wilkerson

Midnights - Terri Shafer


Executive Board Members (3 up for election)

Robert Dawson

Torrence Hughhbanks

Scott Cejmer

Nina Jone - agreed to a 1 year fill in if available




Gregory Meeks


As there are no challengers an election will not be necessary.


Open Enrollment Important Information


The document below describes the Secondary Coverage offering from the employer. If your spouse is offered subsidized coverage from their employer than you may opt to included your spouse on Eastern's Plan as secondary coverage only. 

Secondary Coverage Explanation
EMU Secondary Coverage Memo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [108.2 KB]

Multi Hire Positions 



Round 3 of the Multi Hire for Custodial Positions is now posted (internal only). Positions close 10/21/2016. Includes 6 custodial positions.


More Information at

November Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:45 AM

in room G03 Halle



Nominations for 3 Executive Board, 1 Trustee and all chief stewards and alternate chief stewards will be taken from the floor. Other Updates

Local Constitution Update



The constitution amendments have been approved by the international president on September 27, 2016. The amended constitution is available on the Documents and Links page.


Documents and Links

October Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM

in room 302 Halle



Election Committee, election information, other updates.

Multi Hire Positions 



Round 2 of the Multi Hire for Custodial Positions is now posted (internal only). Positions close 9/30/2016. Includes 5 custodial positions and 1 driver/warehouse position (70%).


More Information at

September Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM

at The Corner Brewery


In the Lounge at the Corner Brewery. Light sandwiches and pop will be provided on a first come first severed basis. Come talk with your fellow union members off campus. Find out the latest on what is happening around campus. All members are invited to come. Also we will be collecting non-perishable food items for our Swoops Pantry Food Drive, we are asking for each member attending the meeting to bring at least 1 item.


Click here for a map


See you there!

AFSCME LOCAL 3866 Food Drive 2016

For: Students that attend EMU

Purpose: Supporting Swoop's Student Food Pantry to help feed students in need


To all our AFSCME members: We are collecting food items to help support our students on campus. We will be collecting items until the end of September. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Gregg or Terri Shafer. 


Items in need of

-Canned soup
-Cereal, Oatmeal, pancake mix
-Personal Hygiene items (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products etc.)
-Peanut butter and jelly
-Box meals (hamburger helper, rice a roni, mash potatoes, mac n cheese etc.)
-Beverages (juice boxes, bottled water, etc.)
-Granola bars/ snacks
-Canned beans
-Pasta/ pasta sauce
-Canned vegetables

Open Positions / Vacancies



There are currently 4 job openings for our group. FM16 Materials Management Worker (closing 8/10/2016), FM22 Plumber (closing 8/14/2016), FM24 Building Automation Specialist (continuous), FM24 Stationary Engineer (continuous).


More Information at

Election and Constitution Amendment Results



Nominee for Unit 1 Chief Steward: Scott Cejmer

Nominees for Unit 2 Alternate Chief Steward: Michael Harrell, Stephen Borders

Nominees for Unit 3 Chief Steward: Robert (BJ) Storck, Nina Jones



Unit 1: Scott Cejmer

Unit 2 (midnights): Stephen Borders

Unit 3: Robert (BJ) Storck


Reminder: this election was for filling in vacancies for the remainder of the term that will expire in December 2016. The next nominations for these and other positions will occur in November with the election happening in December.


Constitutional amendments Result, Passed Unanimously


The constitutional amendments will take effect until approved by the International President. At that time the new constitution will be posted on this website.

Open Positions / Vacancies



There are currently 5 job openings for our group. FM10 Special Projects Crewperson, (2) FM14 Facilities Maintenance Worker, FM24 Building Automation Specialist, FM24 Stationary Engineer most of these job postings close on 8/7/2016.


More Information at

Election Notice



Nomination and special election for Unit 1 and 3 Chief Steward and Unit 2 (Midnights) Alternate Chief Steward will take place at the regular membership meeting August 2, 2016. The 3 positions are for the remainder of the current term which expire in December of this year. 


Student Center Room 304 on 8/2/2016 at 7:45am

August Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:45 AM

in room 304 Student Center



Nomination and special election for Unit 1 and 3 Chief Steward and Unit 2 Alternate Chief Steward. Step 2 of updating the local constitution.

July Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:45 AM

in room 302 Halle



Update on open union positions and elections, updating the local's constitution, state legislation news and updates from colleges around the state.

Contract Update / Ratification Vote


The tentative agreement reached on June 8, 2016 has been ratified by the membership. The effective date of the agreement will be July 1, 2016 as long as the Board of Regents approves the contract. Thank you to everyone that assisted with this contract. 


Negotiations Update


The tentative agreement is attached below. Ratification vote will be held on Monday June 13, 2016 6:30 am until 3:00pm in the union office. One important note not mentioned this morning is that the benefits starting January 1, 2017 will include an eye exam every year and 2 hearing aids every 3 years.


Tentative Agreement Reached on June 8, 2016
Redacted to remove signatures
FINAL TA 2016-2019_Redacted.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]

Negotiations Update


The negotiations team has reached a tentative agreement for a 3 year contract with the University. Tentative Agreement Presentation will occur starting at 7:00am and a second presentation at 8:30am on Friday June 10, 2016 in the Student Center, room 208 (correction). Ratification vote will be held on Monday June 13, 2016 6:30 am until 3:00pm in the union office.


Steward Training Program


There is AFSCME Council 25 Region 4 steward training scheduled on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Ann Arbor. Prior registration is required before 5:00PM on Wednesday June 8 if you would like to attend. The local is providing an incentive for any elected position of the local union to attend. This includes district stewards, chief stewards, alternates, eboard members and others. Please contact the union at 985-0053 for more information and to let the local know if you are attending. The registration form is attached below.

June 11 Steward Training.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [94.4 KB]

June Membership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 7:45 AM in room G03 Halle (Auditorium)


Up to Date Negotiations information, will show current proposals and where we stand, Up to Date Dining Information

May Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:45 AM in room 350 Student Center


Negotiations update, Dining Information

Dining Summer Positions


Three dining positions have been posted for internal applicants only (one FM12 and two FM6). Place your bid through the online system before the closing date listed. Use the following link to bid.


April Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM in room 302 Halle.

Topics will be setting election for the open Alternate Chief Steward Midnights position, negotiations, arbitration updates and some updates from other College/ University unions around the state.


Negotiations Update


If you have not yet provided your suggestions and concerns for negotiations we need them submitted no later than Tuesday, April 5 before the Membership Meeting. Use the link below to make sure they are received. Our first scheduled day for negotiations is April 14, 2016. The negotiating team is as follows


President - Jason Crispell

Vice President - Nicholas Graham

Unit 1 Representative - John Sidelinker

Unit 2 Representative - Jacob Wilkerson

Unit 3 Representative - Nina Jones


Negotiations Submission Form


March Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 AM in room 320 Halle.


***Update 4 members attended this training. Thank you for your time. We will keep you informed as to when the next training will be available.


We will be discussing upcoming Steward Training, negotiation preparations, member position transfers, Shift Preference seniority, alternate midnights steward position, update on the availabilty of the 2014-2016 contract and other topics. 

February Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30 AM in room 302 Halle.

Election Notice


An election will be held for Unit 2 members only on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to elect the Unit 2 Representative for the Negotiations Team for the 2016 Contract Negotiations. Election will be held from 6:45am-7:15am in Central Ops (Parking Structure) and from 1:30PM-4:00PM in the Union Office (loading dock of DC1).


Candidates are:


Keith Barnier

Jacob Wilkerson



Membership of Unit 2

  1. Unit II (Maintenance) Custodial/FMW


    1. District 1. Student Center, FMW – Student Center, McKenny Hall

    2. District 2. Physical Plant, FMW – State Building, Fletcher, Department of Public Safety/Dining Commons #3.

    3. District 3. College of Business

    4. District 4. Rackham, Sherzer, King, , Starkweather

    5. District 5. Sill, Paint Research, Alexander, Quirk

    6. District 6. Boone, Pierce, Ford, Roosevelt, Pease, Welch, 611 West Cross

    7. District 7. Strong, Jefferson, Briggs, Hover

    8. District 8. Pray Harrold

    9. District 9. Bowen, Warner, Olds/IM, Snow Health, Parking Structure Office

    10. District 10. Dorm Complex #2 (Walton, Putnam, Phelps, Sellers), FMW - Housing (covering Districts 10, 11, and 12, Jones-Goddard and Village) Eastern Eateries

    11. District 11. Dorm Complex #1 (Best, Buell, Downing, Wise Jones-Goddard), Dining Commons #1

    12. District 12. Dorm Complex 3 (Hoyt, Pittman, Hill)   Crossroads Market Place/Dining Commons #3

    13. District 13. Brown-Munson, University Apartments, FMW - Apartments (Brown-Munson, University Apartments)

    14. District 14. Halle, Marshall and Porter

If you have questions go to the Contact Us link above.

January Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM in room 302 Halle.




There has been some confusion as far a vacancy language. I have attached the language with changes from the Tentative Agreement added below. Also here are a few key points.


-When bidding on an open position same class applicants will be awarded the position by seniority (example: FM6 Custodian bidding on FM6 Custodian position)


-If there is no same class applicant then the employer may choose from the 3 most senior qualified out of class bargaining group applicants to fill the position (example: FM6 Custodian bidding on FM12 Groundsperson position)


-The successful bidder has 20 days to transfer back to old position


Please contact us if you have questions on this process



Posted 12/23/2015

2014-2016 Vacancy Language
Vacancy Language.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [22.3 KB]

Weingarten Rights: What You Need to Know


Here is a slide presentation with important information about your Union representation rights

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