Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TODAY!!!!! Senate May vote to require TEACHERS TO PAY 20% OF INSURANCE

It appears that the State Senate will vote on Senate Bill 7 today.

This bill would require employees to pay at least 20 percent of the cost of their health plan. This bill strips local school boards of the authority to decide how best to manage health care costs, something that should be decided locally through collective bargaining. This bill is before the full Senate.

Tell your senator that Senate Bill 7 will not solve Michigan’s budget crisis. Tell you senator that you have paid for your health insurance over the years by giving up pay raises and with savings realized through reducing your coverages! Tell your senator this should be up to individual school district contract negotiations!

WRITE Immediately or CALL NOW! Please use your cell phones or home emails!

State Senator Mike Kowall R-White Lake Twp

Sen. Howard Walker, R - Grand Traverse - Chair

Sen. John Pappageorge, R – Troy

Sen. Bruce Caswell, R - Hillsdale - Vice Chair

Sen. Hoon Yung Hopgood, D - Taylor - Minority Vice Chair