Non-Union State Workers Won't Get a Raise

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
14,000 employees will have pay frozen for second straight year.

The Michigan Capitol is shown at twilight Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, in Lansing, Mich. Lawmakers continue work on budget bills that deal with a $2.8 billion shortfall before an Oct. 1 deadline. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

About 14,000 state workers who aren't represented by unions won't be getting a pay raise again next fiscal year but would get some money restored to paychecks through actions by the Michigan Civil Service Commission.
The commission decided Wednesday that those state employees won't be getting a pay increase for the budget year that begins Oct. 1. The workers not represented by unions didn't get a raise during the current fiscal year, either.
Those workers could see more money in their paychecks soon, however. The commission voted to reverse an action of the state Legislature and eliminate a 3 percent deduction those state employees were paying toward retiree health care.
Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger calls that commission decision "irresponsible" and says he'll work to reinstate the deductions.


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