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The Michigan Civil Service Commission has approved a rule change that says state employees will have to decide every year whether to continue paying union dues.

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The United Autoworkers strike against General Motors is now in its fifth week. By some estimates workers have lost more than six hundred million in wages. Now, the UAW has announced they've reached a tentative agreement with GM.

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Governor Rick Snyder still can’t build a bridge between a union and a construction trade association to end a road work stoppage across the state.


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Prevailing wage is now a thing of Michigan’s past. The House and Senate passed an initiative Wednesday to get rid of the law that requires workers be paid union-level wages on public contracts.


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State lawmakers can now vote to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage requires the state pay union-scale wages on its contracts. Capital corresnpondent Cheyna Roth reports the Board of State Canvassers certified a ballot initiative Friday. It gives the Legislature a chance to pass the measure instead of letting the voters decide.


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Republican-led legislative committees quickly approved bills Tuesday that would force local governments to boost their funding of employee retirement plans over time, an effort supporters say is necessary to prevent financial chaos down the road.

Newly released figures show fewer Michigan state government workers are paying dues to the unions that negotiate salaries and benefits on their behalf.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in the case of an unusual school labor agreement that was widely viewed as a way to get around the state's right-to-work law.

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The number of things state employee unions can bargain for shrunk Wednesday. A state board voted to eliminate their collective bargaining powers on, among other things, seniority and provisions related to overtime and job transfers.


The United Auto Workers Union has decided to target Fiat/Chrysler in their current round of talks with Detroit's Big Three automakers. Current State talks with Daniel Howes about the negotiations and other topics he's writing about for the Detroit  News.


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