Michigan State troopers have ratified a three-year contract with the state that includes structural changes in health care and wage increases.
The State of Michigan said in a release Thursday that 81 percent of the Michigan State Police Troopers Association voted to approve the agreement that ends December 2011.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
Troopers will not receive a wage increase in the first year of the contract, a 1 percent increase in the second year, and 2 percent in the third year. Health care plan changes are expected to offset the wage increases.READ MORE: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
Governor Jennifer Granholm said “tough economic times and financial pressures on the state budget” required structural changes in employee benefits.MORE NEWS: Redford Man, 21, Charged In Assault Of Detroit Police Officers
Chris Luty, president of the trooper’s union, said the deal is a “positive for state troopers.”
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