Bills Spark Debate Over Paid Sick Time In MichiganSupporters say paid sick leave mandates hurt businesses by raising administrative costs. But opponents say a lack of paid sick time unfairly forces workers to choose between their physical and financial health.
Deduction For Teacher Health Care Ruled UnconstitutionalThe Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled unconstitutional a state law forcing school employees to pay 3 percent of their salary toward retiree health care.
Detroit Workers' Salary, Benefits Cuts PendingProposed cuts to Detroit municipal workers' pay and benefits had not taken effect Friday, despite Mayor Dave Bing's urgency in imposing the new contracts he said would help the struggling city save more than $100 million a year.
School Workers Object To Proposed Benefit ChangesHundreds of active and retired teachers and other school employees crowded into a Senate hearing Wednesday to voice concerns that proposed changes to their retirement benefits would unfairly push more costs onto them and even drive some out of education.
Protestors Rally Outside Office Of Rep. Thad McCotterSign carrying and chanting, the jobless and the "under-employed" rallied outside the Livonia office building of U.S. Congressman Thaddeus McCotter.
Union Leaders Oppose New Worker Benefit LawsNew unemployment benefit measures that have been signed into law on Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder are raising the ire of local unions.
Michigan Lawmakers OK Jobless Benefits ChangesThe Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at stabilizing the state's unemployment benefits fund, including a bill that could make it tougher for some to get and keep jobless benefits.
Michigan Senate Bans Domestic Partner BenefitsRepublicans who control the Michigan Senate have approved bills aimed at blocking the offering of taxpayer-paid health insurance to domestic partners living with some public employees.
House Panel Approves Retiree Benefit ChangesLegislation aimed at reining in retiree benefit costs for Michigan state workers was approved Thursday by the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee.
No More Paper Checks For Federal BenefitsThe federal government will begin making all benefits payments either directly to a bank or credit union account or to a special debit card.
Michigan Senate Votes To Limit Lawmaker BenefitsMichigan lawmakers continue to vote on differing proposals to eliminate retiree health care coverage for future and some current members of the state Legislature.
Ficano Concerned About Those Soon Without State AidAs Michigan sends out notices to thousands of people about ending their welfare soon, WWJ's Pat Sweeting spoke with Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, asking him if he is concerned.