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STATE BUDGET-EMPLOYEES
(2007-05-03)
(wgvu) - - MICHIGAN'S CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION HAS
APPROVED RULE CHANGES THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE POTENTIAL
TEMPORARY LAYOFFS OF NONUNION STATE WORKERS.
THE VOTES ALLOWS SOME WORKERS TO BE LAID OFF FOR UP TO 20 DAYS,
THOUGH THE DECISION ON WHETHER TO LAY OFF WORKERS HASN'T YET BEEN
MADE BY GOVERNOR GRANHOLM'S ADMINISTRATION.
THE STATE HAS MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND WORKERS WHO ARE CLASSIFIED
AS NON-EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES.
THE LAYOFFS WOULD NOT APPLY TO ABOUT 35-THOUSAND STATE EMPLOYEES
WHO ARE REPRESENTED BY LABOR UNIONS.
MICHIGAN IS FACING A BUDGET DEFICIT NEAR 700 (M) MILLION
DOLLARS.

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