LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Voting begins Sunday by teachers faced with cutting their contract in order to help with a huge budget deficit.
The Lansing Schools Education Association says teachers are voting on pay cuts and increased health insurance premiums in a concessions contract designed to help overcome a $30 million budget deficit.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
The union says voting was began Sunday and runs through Wednesday.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
The union didn’t announce details of the proposal but says as many as 95 of the 150 teachers who got layoff notices will still lose their jobs.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The Union President says the voting is aimed at meeting a deadline of Thursday for the Lansing School Board to submit a balanced budget.