State Employees

Unions Representing Michigan Workers Lose Case Over DuesThe Michigan Supreme Court says state workers can't be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services.
Panel OKs Higher Health Costs For Michigan WorkersThe Michigan Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to impose higher health care costs on about 32,000 unionized Michigan government workers.
Court: Right-To-Work Law Applies To State WorkersA divided Michigan appeals court has ruled that the state's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 unionized state employees.
Court Rejects Changes To State Workers' PensionsNearly 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.
Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Stand For Michigan State WorkersSame-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.
State Says Layoffs Possible Due To New Federal CutsThe state of Michigan is preparing for millions of dollars in cuts expected because of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.
State Mental Health Workers Face LayoffsSeveral 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.
Study: Mich. Could Trim Office Space To Cut CostsAn internal study finds that the state could save millions of dollars by shrinking employee work areas and consolidating space.
Michigan, State Employees Reach Tentative DealUnions 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.
Bill Would Restrict Political Activities Of State WorkersA bill that would limit the political activities of public employees and unions is making its way through the state legislature.
State Employees Await Decision On LayoffsAn anxious day for 50,000 state employees all over Michigan, who expect to learn Thursday whether they will still have jobs or not.
Michigan Workers Win Case Over Health Care CashIt's a setback for Governor Rick Snyder and state lawmakers who want to hike the cost of health care benefits for retired state workers.