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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 […]

Employees expose ‘Pure Michigan Waste’ in state government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from the Coalition of State Employee Unions November 12, 2013 Employees expose ‘Pure Michigan Waste’ in state government Campaign highlights state employee ideas to improve state services and save taxpayer money LANSING — On Tuesday the Coalition of State Employee Unions (CSEU) launched its campaign to highlight areas where Michigan state government […]

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 […]

Report: Pure Michigan Waste

Our goal is to strengthen the state of Michigan and its communities by providing a sustainable network of efficient and high quality public services. In the Pure Michigan Waste report we recommended: Prioritizing frontline service delivery by reducing middle management Pursing better value from contractors and consultants Improving customer service through collaboration between management and […]