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2011 Senate Bill 493: Ban union negotiations over government service consolidations

Public Act 260 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 16, 2011
To make a local government’s decision to consolidate services with another government a prohibited subject of collective bargaining. In addition, any new labor contracts would not be able to prohibit the government employer from renegotiating the contract if such a consolidation takes place.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on June 16, 2011
Reported in the Senate on June 22, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To make a local government’s decision to consolidate services with another government a prohibited subject of collective bargaining. Also, a government employee union could not bargain over allowing the employer to renegotiate an existing agreement concerning affected employees upon a consolidation.
Received in the House on June 22, 2011
Referred to the House Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs Committee on June 22, 2011
Reported in the House on June 28, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on June 30, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that also addes new prohibited subjects of bargaining for school employee unions.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2011
To make a local government’s decision to consolidate services with another government a prohibited subject of collective bargaining. Also, to prohibit public school employee unions from bargaining over staffing decisions, including assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, methods for assessing “effectiveness,” discipline and merit pay systems. Current law already bans bargaining over privatization, school schedules and several other items.
Received in the Senate on September 8, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which also prohibits public school employee unions from bargaining over staffing decisions, including assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, methods for assessing “effectiveness,” discipline and merit pay systems. Current law already bans bargaining over privatization, school schedules and several other items.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 13, 2011

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