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2011 House Bill 4152: Limit certain automatic government union employee pay hikes

Public Act 54 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Rep. Marty Knollenberg (R) on January 26, 2011, to establish that when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated, any seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual employees (“step increases”) may not occur. Also, that any increase in health benefit costs above the former contract be borne by the employee, and establish that the wages and benefits under a new contract may not be made retroactive to the expiration date of the old one.
    • Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on January 26, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on February 1, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Education.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on February 1, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on March 2, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 9, 2011, to adopt a version of the bill that, among other things, proihibits making sny compensation increases in a new contract retroactive to when the previous one expired. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2011.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on March 9, 2011, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4373, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4373 would prohibit school districts from paying superintendents more than what the governor gets paid. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2011.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on March 9, 2011, to strip out provision requiring employees to pick up the cost of any increase in health benefit costs above the former contract's levels during a time when no new union contract is im place. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2011.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on March 9, 2011, to strip out a proposed prohibition on making sny compensation increases in a new contract retroactive to when the previous one expired. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 9, 2011.
  2. Passed 63 to 47 in the House on March 10, 2011, to establish that when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated, any seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual employees (“step increases”) may not occur. Also, to require that any increase in health benefit costs above the former contract mustr be borne by the employees, and establish that the wages and benefits under a new contract may not be made retroactive to the expiration date of the old one.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 15, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 15, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 17, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 18, 2011, to sunset the proposed new law on June 1, 2013. The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 18, 2011, to include local government management personnel, including those responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions, in the pay hike and benefit restictions the bill would impose. The amendment failed 12 to 26 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 18, 2011, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Joint Resolution I, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that constitutional amendment does also. If placed on the ballot by two-thirds of the legislature and approved by voters, SJR I would require all private sector employers to engage in collective bargaining with unions, and prohibit repealing the law that mandates this for school districts and local governments. The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on May 18, 2011, to strip out the provision that would prohibit retroactive pay hikes, including retroactive seniority-based "step" increases, for local government and school employees when a new union contract is eventually adopted after a period when the previous contract has expired and no replacement is in place. On a second vote Sen. Mike Kowall switched and voted "no," causing the amendment to fail. The amendment passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on May 18, 2011, the vote by which the Gregory amendment was adopted. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
    • Moved to reconsider in the Senate on May 18, 2011, the vote by which the amendment offered by Senator Gregory was adopted. The motion passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Vincent Gregory (D) on May 18, 2011, to allow retroactive pay hikes, including retroactive seniority-based "step" increases, for local government and school employees when a new union contract is eventually adopted after a period when the previous contract has expired and no replacement is in place. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley broke the tie with a "no" vote. The amendment failed 19 to 19 in the Senate on May 18, 2011.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on May 18, 2011, to establish that when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated, any seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual employees (“step increases”) may not occur. Also, that any increase in health benefit costs above the former contract be borne by the employee, and establish that the wages and benefits under a new contract may not be made retroactive to the expiration date of the old one.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 7, 2011.

Comments

Re: 2011 House Bill 4152 (Limit certain automatic government union employee pay hikes )  by spencerid on September 13, 2012 
The Government should consider introducing in the law a background criminal check mandatory for each employer to avoid many legal issues arisen from this cause. I am a businessman who had some problems with my employees and I know how hard it was for me to fix them. A new law on this issue will make things much simpler.

Re: 2011 House Bill 4152 (Limit certain automatic government union employee pay hikes )  by bill35 on September 12, 2012 
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Re: 2011 House Bill 4152 (Limit certain automatic government union employee pay hikes )  by TaterSalad on April 14, 2012 
Federal judge rules against Unions and rightfully so! ...............


http://www.westernjournalism.com/federal-judge-rules-against-unions/

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