December 30, 2013 On the last night of session before the holiday recess, a seven bill package (SB 722-728) affecting school employee retirement benefits was introduced in the Senate, with the primary goal of moving all new hires into a defined contribution plan. The bills were sponsored by many of the senators who were on Continue Reading
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Civil Service Commission delays decision on state employee contracts In an unprecedented move, the Civil Service Commission deadlocked today on the impasse panel’s recommendations on health care benefits for state employees. At the Civil Service Commission meeting, the Coalition of State Employee Unions (CSEU) voiced concerns about a lack of specific information on health care Continue Reading
December 12, 2013 Dear Michigan State Senators and Representatives: As you know, bargaining between state employee unions and the Snyder Administration has reached an impasse. During tough fiscal times, state workers pitched in and helped get the state through. Now that times are getting better and the State has a surplus, the Snyder Administration is Continue Reading
December 10, 2013 Dear MI Council 25 AFSCME Members: There seems to be no end to the relentless effort of Gov. Snyder to undermining public education, destroy public workers’ rights and benefits and destroy public pensions. This week – the likely last week of the legislative session for the year – he is trying Continue Reading
October 1, 2013 Dear AFSCME Members: Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature have decided that our veterans – those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom – are not worth the price of decent care. After replacing experienced, well trained, caring residential care aides at the Grand Rapids Home for Continue Reading
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