MCO members approve proposed contract by 94%

UPDATE DEC. 15: The Michigan Civil Service Commission has greenlighted MCO’s contract on wages and health care for 2017 and 2018.

MCSC approved MCO’s and other state employee union’s contracts at its meeting Wednesday.

Thanks again, members, for casting a ballot.

ORIGINAL POST NOV. 4: MCO members approved the 2017-2018 tentative agreement on wages and healthcare by a vote of 2,222 to 145. The contract passed by about 94 percent. About 38 percent of ballots were returned.

“The MCO Executive Board is pleased this tentative agreement was approved by members,” said MCO President Tom Tylutki, who led the Executive Board through negotiations. “Members’ votes show they are glad to have a proposal that includes wage increases and no cost increases to health care.”

The contract includes a 3% wage increase in 2017 and a 2% increase in 2018. The TA also enhanced health care language concerning hearing aids.

Next, the Civil Service Commission must approve the contract. The commission’s next meeting is Dec. 14.

Read this bulletin to see results from each facility.

To the members who took the time to vote, thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to read the summary, digest it and cast an informed vote.

For more on the changes approved today, refer to the collective bargaining review.