Michigan government workers

12:52 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Attorney General says Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't hear appeal in "Right to Work" case

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Five unions representing state employees have filed suit over law
  • Source: Freep
  • | Via: Lansing State Journal
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court shouldn't waste its time taking up an appeal over one of the state's controversial right-to-work laws, Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette wrote in a court filing this week. Schuette opposes the state employee unions' effort to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling in August, which found Michigan's public-sector right-to-work law does apply to the state's 35,000 unionized workers.
7:26 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Analysis shows Michigan state employee salaries outpace peers in other states

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State and union officials say competitive salaries are important to recruit quality state workers
In a state lush with trees, Michigan foresters make a lot of green. Here, state-employed foresters earn an average $58,401. In Minnesota, they earn $34,264. Likewise, state-employed transportation engineers in Michigan earn more than in most other states. In Michigan, they make an average wage of $66,252; in neighboring Ohio, it's $46,821.