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The Technical and Office Professional Staff UAW local 1950 ratified a new contract Thursday by a 95-32 vote. AFSCME local 1094, composed of food service, maintenance and police employees, also ratified a wage and benefit reopener to its previously negotiated agreement by a 48-25 margin.
In other action, the board approved fiscal year 2014 capital outlay project priorities including renovation of the Learning Resources Center, an academic facilities upgrade project involving the Forest Roberts Theatre, the McClintock Building and the Physical Education Instructional Facility and the renovation of Cohodas Hall.
The Board also agreed to cancel classes for the annual Martin Luther King Day observance, beginning Jan. 21st. University offices will remain open and agreed to establish a Center for Innovation and Industrial Technologies at NMU to provide students and employers with technical support and professional skills to impact industry in the region and nation.
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