Faculty, Support Staff Unions Agree to Health Care Changes

Last week, Support Staff Union Co-Presidents and the Faculty Union Negotiating Team met with Board of Trustees Chairman Michael J. D’Aniello and College leadership to sign updated contracts with regard to the issue of health care benefits. The contracts were reopened last spring to engage in dialogue about ways to reduce the College’s health care expenses.

The agreements maintain the existing health care plans, while introducing the elements of cost sharing, wellness and deductibles in a phased-in three year plan that will help the College achieve savings in a responsible and equitable fashion.

During the signing, Chairman D’Aniello thanked the leadership from both unions for the collaborative spirit in which these discussions have taken place.

Board of Trustees Chairman Michael J. D'Aniello is pictured with Faculty Union leadership (seated) Rhoda McFadden, (standing from left) Ryan Johnson, Tracy Kaiser-Goebel, Mark Amdahl, Pat Rahmlow, and Kareen Hartwig.

Support Staff Union Co-Presidents Tim Callender and Mike Kaufman and Board of Trustees Chairman Michael J. D'Aniello sign the revised contract. Photos by Alana J. Mauger

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