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Board Recommends 2-Year Contract For Mich. Workers

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state Employee Relations Board is recommending a two-year contract for unionized state employees with modest raises but bigger payments for less health insurance coverage.

The Detroit Free Press reports the panel recently released a document with the recommendations. It calls for employees to get a 2 percent pay increase, plus a 0.5 percent lump sum payment on Oct. 1, 2014, along with a 2 percent increase on Oct. 1, 2015.

The recommendations, which also include higher health deductibles and co-pays, are subject to approval by the Civil Service Commission at a Dec. 18 meeting. It would move the state's roughly 50,000 employees into a single health insurance plan.

The state Employee Relations Board's recommendations don't need approval from state employee unions or the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder.

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