1996-06-12; Central Michigan Life
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«ervi«ir Central I ICC Michigan -LirC WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1996 VOLUME 78, NUMBER 91 MOUNT PLEASANT, MICHIGAN 48859 ©1996 CM LIFE (517)774-3493 10 PAGES AFSCME, ARAMARK to resubmit bids for Dining Services By Cindy Trombley LIFE Editor Both the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and ARAMARK will have the opportunity to resubmit bids on the labor portion of food services. After arbitrator Mark J. Glaser deemed CMU's Jan. 15 decision to subcontract the labor portion of Dining Services to ARAMARK, the national firm that has managed CMU's food service since 1995, "unreasonable," the university announced it would reconsider AFSCME's original proposal. The arbitrator's decision nullified CMU's prior plans to award ARAMARK the contract beginning in 1997. CMU officials met May 8, IS, 21 and 22, but an agreement could not be reached by the parties involved. The multiple meetings were an attempt to finalize the union's two-year proposal to staff the university's food service operations. The university claimed the union wouldn't stick by its numbers, while the union claimed it followed through on its bid many different ways. At that point, the university was uncertain as to what its next move would be. Linda Philo, president of AFSCME Local 1568, said, at that time, the union was just "waiting for the other shoe to drop." The other shoe dropped Tuesday afternoon. University representatives met with union representatives to announce Central would rebid the labor portion of Dining Services for a two year period. According to Rae Goldsmith, associate vic<» president for Public Relations and Marketing. ARAMARK will submit its hid bv June 26. The union will then be able to review ARAMARK's bid and submit its bid "only on those things they feel they can control." Goldsmith said AFSCME would have until July 17 to submit its bid. "It seemed to be the fairest thing to do, given all the issues we were dealing with," Goldsmith said. The university will "rebid fairly and equally," she said. Philo, a utility helper in Carey Dining Commons, said the university is "going to rebid until they get what they want." Philo said there are many issues and details the union needs to look into legally. She said she didn't wish to com ment on these issues until the union contacted its lawyer. "It's up in the air until we speak with the lawyer," Philo said. According to Philo, the "long, drawn- out process" has caused a lot of heartbreak and turmoil for the employees. "Now, we have to redo the whole thing. It's just really hard on the employees," Philo said. Philo said before the university met with the union it tried to get the arbitrator to overturn his decision on See BIDS Page 2 Man arraigned on explosives charges applied for teaching position at CMU By Heather N. LaFave 5R E News Editor A CMU graduate arraigned on various explosives violations Saturday had recently applied for a psychology teaching position at Central, according to the psychology department chairman. Garry Allen Rasmussen, 43, was arraigned in 76th District Court Saturday following Friday's discovery of two sticks of dynamite wired to an ignition device at his Union Square apartment in Mount Pleasant, police said. The bomb was found Friday during a search of Rasmussen's apartment, following his arrest for weapons charges in Gratiot County last week. The search of a storage unit Rasmussen was using in Mount Pleasant produced 12 more sticks of dynamite, according to police. The bomb and dynamite were disposed of by the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad, police said. Members of the bomb squad See BOMB Page 7 LIFE Photo/Bryan Bosch Mount Pleasant's 12th annual Summer Fest featured many attractions inducting many carnival rides (above). Live music, fireworks, and other activities prevailed through the rain soaked weekend, see story mnd photos Page 8. Mount Pleasant woman killed in crash By Rachel Sprovtsoff LIFE Staff Writer LIFE Photo/Ryan Wood Isabella County Sherrif Deputies keep residents of Union Square apartments out of the complex because of a bomb that was in one of the apartments friday afternoon. A 39-year-old Mount Pleasant woman was killed in a fatal car accident at the intersection of M-20 and Winn Road, according to police. Luann Peacock, a passenger in one of two cars involved in the accident, was pronounced dead on arrival at Central Michigan Community Hospital at 11:11 a.m. Friday, according to police. A 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass, driven by the victim's daughter, 20-year-old Mount Pleasant resident Karen Peacock, was northbound on Winn Road where she was stopped at the intersection, police said. Peacock then pulled out in front of a 1990 Chevy Suburban headed westbound on M-20 at 10:26 a.m. The Suburban, driven by Marilyn Griffith, a 41-year-old Blanchard resident, struck the passenger-side door of the Cutlass, according to police. The passenger in the Suburban, 63-year- old Ethel Densmore, is also from Blanchard. According to police, all four victims were taken to CMCH where Griffith was treated and released. Karen Peacock is now listed in stable condition and Densmore also is in stable condition with serious facial injuries. According to the Mount Pleasant post of the Michigan State Police, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident. The situation is still under investigation. Funeral services for Luann Peacock took place at 2 p.m. Monday at Stebbins- McCullogh Funeral Chapel in Edmore and she was buried at Pine River Cemetery. SPORTS Bobbins finishes eighth at Walnut Hills Local golfers Kelly Robbins and Cindy Figg- Currier competed at the Oidmobile Classic in East Lansing this weekend with Robbins finishing in the top 10. PAGE 6 TODAY - HO/57 Piittlv c louclv LIFE Photo/Sabrina Burton Bonnie, a miniature dachshund, cuddles close to his friend Carl Randal, of Bridgeport, at the Mount Pleasant Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday afternoon in Finch Fieldhouse. Chris Decker, Irish Hills, and his Irish Wolfhound, Kera, take a victory lap on the runway after winning their first point. Central combines trio of employee groups into one By Dave Borough LIFE Staff Writer CMU has combined the Administrative Professional Council, Off-Campus Assembly and Confidential Clerical groups into one representative body. According to Maxine Tubbs, director of Staff Personnel Services, the new name of the consolidated group will be Professional-Administrative Staff. The change will be effective July 1. Tubbs said the change was made to create efficiency among the different personnel groups. It will consolidate paperwork such as newsletters and other information into one set instead of a separate set for each group. It will also allow for one set of record and database information. "It will be easier for departments," lYibbs said. "Also, communication will be more clear between the groups. "Most of our feedback has been positive or neutral." Some of the more significant changes of the move include consolidating the three groups into six salary bands, she said. The bands have increased the maximum salary ceiling an employee can earn in his or her classified section, she said. MIt won't be an immediate impact, but people will have the potential to make more money," Tubbs said. Another change is the notice employees receive before they are laid-off. Previously the clerical employees received seven days and off-campus employees were given an unspecified "reasonable amount" of time. The notice will now depend on a person's pay level and the number of years the he or she has served at CMU, she said. The off-campus and clerical groups will receive more money for their dental contribution to bring it up to the current standards of the AP Council, she said. Also there have been changes made in education assistance programs as they apply to salary people, she said. The representation of the new group will be split into three divisions with six members of academic division, three from the business division and one from the University Relations/President's unit.
|Title||1996-06-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Wednesday, June 12, 1996 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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