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Workers, Santa rally for fair contract terms

Santa Claus today joined hundreds of state employees as they demonstrated outside Cadillac Place in Detroit to call for fair contract terms and an end to more health care cost-shifting. Chanting “No more cutbacks, been there, done that,” and “Governor Snyder can’t you see, health care costs are hurting me,” the protestors marched outside the […]

State government has more managers than two years ago

Michigan taxpayers deserve high-quality services at reasonable costs, but instead they’re paying for a ballooning bureaucracy with little to show for it. In 2011, researchers for the Coalition of State Employee Unions found that across state government agencies, there was an average of 5.87 workers for every one manager. That means managers are supervising fewer […]

If you want to save taxpayers money, listen to frontline workers

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford When state employees and managers at two Department of Human Services (DHS) offices came together in 2011 great things happened. By working together the team was able to reduce the typical three-hour application process time to just 30 minutes. The […]