Regents set to approve labor deals

The deals would cover about 3,000 jobs.

by Associated Press Reporter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) âÄî The University of Minnesota Board of Regents are set to approve three contracts with locals from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union this week. The deals cover about 3,000 clerical, health care and technical employees at the University’s campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Crookston and Morris. Union members ratified the agreements July 23. The deals call for the employees to receive no raises the first year and 2-percent raises the second year. Their health insurance premiums also won’t go up. The contracts have already been accepted in principle by University administrators, so the regents’ approval is largely procedural. The regents’ regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Minneapolis.