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Non-union Michigan state workers won't get raise

By AP

LANSING, MI –
About 14,000 state workers who aren't represented by unions won't be getting a pay raise again next fiscal year.

The Michigan Civil Service 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, because of another action by the state commission.

The commission decided to eliminate a 3% deduction those state employees were paying toward retiree health care.

Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger is upset with that action and plans to seek a reversal of the decision.

Lawmakers approved the 3% deduction last year.

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