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Tech Senate Calls for Cost-of-Living Raises, Restored Benefits

The Michigan Tech Senate is calling for the university to revise its approach to salaries and benefits.

The Senate is an advisory board that includes 34 representatives from the university’s professional and academic staff.

A resolution passed recently by the group notes that university revenues increased by $2.6 million this year, and that in-state tuition was raised by two percent, and is the highest of any of Michigan’s state universities.

The maximum salary increase for professional and academic staffers last year and this year, though, has been set at 1.5 percent, which is below the level of inflation. The resolution notes that President Richard Koubek will receive a five percent raise, and a 5.5 percent bonus.

The senate says benefit expenditures were cut by more than a million dollars this year, and have fallen by 15 percent over the past decade, when adjusted for inflation. 

The resolution calls for the university to provide a salary increase of 2.5 percent this year, with subsequent bumps that at least keep up with inflation. The senate is also asking that a five-year plan be created that will adjust salary and benefits levels to align with those offered at similar institutions.

See the entire resolution here. https://www.mtu.edu/senate/policies-procedures/proposals-year/2019-20/9-20/

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