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State Workers Negotiate Contracts
(2007-08-09)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Granholm's administration and a
union representing more than one-third of state workers are
starting a new round of contract talks -- at a time state
government is struggling with budget problems.
The current contract expires at the end of the year.
Workers will be pushed for concessions to help save money.
But union officials say workers have made sacrifices. They're
calling on state lawmakers to give concessions of their own on pay
and benefits.
Legislators gave themselves a 38 percent salary increase in
2000.
The biggest union for state employees -- U-A-W 6000 --
represents clerical workers, social workers, teachers in the prison
system, and parole and probation officers.
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