posted on March 5: Continuation of MUSA benefits during strike


The University has once again extended the time MUSA has to decide if it wishes to continue benefits for its members during the strike.

It is standard practise for employers to discontinue both salary and benefits during a work stoppage. The cost for MUSA to continue the benefit package is approximately $260,000 a month.

The University originally requested that MUSA make its decision on this issue by Friday, March 2. That date has been extended to noon on Wednesday, March 6(sic)*.

A copy of the letter advising MUSA of this situation appears below.

*Editor's note: Wednesday is March 7