State worker unions rally on eve of contract decision
By Jake Neher
Thousands of state employees could see their health benefits reduced Wednesday. That’s if a state board votes to approve a new contract.
Public employee unions couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the state this year, so the Michigan Civil Service Commission will vote on a compromise plan drawn up by an independent panel.
Unions say it includes too many concessions while, at the same time, state officials are expecting a budget surplus.