17,000 UAW Michigan State Workers Get Ten Forced Furlough Days
17,000 UAW Michigan State Workers Get Ten Forced Furlough Days – 01/20/10
Seventeen thousand Michigan state employees will be forced to take 10 unpaid furlough days between February 26 and June 2. The administrative services workers are represented by the United Auto Workers and the union says it offered the state concessions in order to avoid the furloughs. However, the union was unwilling to agree to a two-tier health care plan, so Governor Jennifer Granholm’s administration rejected the concessions.