To exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4152">2011 law</a> that banned automatic seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual government employees (“step increases”) during the time when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Specifically, the bill would exempt public safety workers covered by a 1969 compulsory arbitration law.
Referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing
Reported without amendment
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
To also repeal the "no contract, no step-pay increase" law for non-public safety government and school employees starting in 2015.
The amendment failed 13 to 24
Passed in the Senate 27 to 10
Referred to the Committee on Commerce