Tag: Michigan Civil Service Commission

Updated: Statement of UAW President Dennis Williams on Michigan Civil Service Commission Anti-Labor Rule Change Passage

“Today’s decision injects politics into the employment of state workers. If there was any doubt the Civil Service Commission was acting in a partisan way it ended yesterday when Republican State Senators voted on a resolution to prod Commissioners in their actions today. The Commission bowed to political pressure and took the freedom from 35,000 state employees to negotiate together for efficient government with important job protections like overtime pay, seniority, and grievances. These rigged rule changes which will go into effect in 2019, will give the governor more power to dictate working conditions by filling vital positions with unskilled ... Read more

MCSC called upon to maintain protections afforded to state employees

A coalition of labor leaders today called on the Michigan Civil Service Commission to reject proposed rule changes that, if approved, would go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. These changes are aimed at severely limiting the collective bargaining process and undermining the rights of State of Michigan Employees. These proposed changes - concerning the Employee Relations Section of the Rules & Regulations - will have a significant impact on the collective bargaining rights of employees. Specifically, the changes would make certain subjects of bargaining - which are currently mandatory subjects of bargaining - prohibited subjects. Prohibited subjects of bargaining are ... Read more