Contract ties wages to inflation rate

PETOSKEY, Mich. — North Central Michigan College faculty have agreed to a three-year contract that freezes salaries in year one and benchmarks them to the inflation rate in the next two years, according to the Petoskey News-Review.

Employees also will pay 3 percent toward their health care premium in year one, and 5 percent in each of the next two years, the News-Review reported. The new contract takes effect Sept. 1.

Representatives from the college and the Northern Michigan Education Association have been in contract negotiations since February, according to the News-Review. The agreement covers all classroom faculty, a librarian and two counselors.

Petoskey News-Review, “College and union come to agreement in faculty and staff contracts,” May 18, 2011

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Benefits in Balance