State Employees

(credit: istock)

Unions Representing Michigan Workers Lose Case Over Dues

The Michigan Supreme Court says state workers can’t be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2015

Panel OKs Higher Health Costs For Michigan Workers

The Michigan Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to impose higher health care costs on about 32,000 unionized Michigan government workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014

Court: Right-To-Work Law Applies To State Workers

A divided Michigan appeals court has ruled that the state’s right-to-work law applies to 35,000 unionized state employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

Court Rejects Changes To State Workers’ Pensions

Nearly 18K state employees don’t have to contribute 4% of their pay to get full pension benefits in retirement because a law requiring the paycheck deductions is unconstitutional, the Michigan appeals court ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Stand For Michigan State Workers

Same-sex domestic partners of state employees will continue to qualify for health insurance after the Michigan Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal filed by the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

iStock photo

State Says Layoffs Possible Due To New Federal Cuts

The state of Michigan is preparing for millions of dollars in cuts expected because of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2013

(credit: istock)

State Mental Health Workers Face Layoffs

Several state workers who say they provide employment services to 1.5 million disabled Michiganders are fighting back against a plan to lay them off by the end of the month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

Getty Images

Study: Mich. Could Trim Office Space To Cut Costs

An internal study finds that the state could save millions of dollars by shrinking employee work areas and consolidating space.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012


Michigan, State Employees Reach Tentative Deal

Unions representing about 35,000 state workers soon will be voting on new contracts after a tentative agreement reached Wednesday with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011


Bill Would Restrict Political Activities Of State Workers

A bill that would limit the political activities of public employees and unions is making its way through the state legislature.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2011