Unions: Proposal to more easily fire state employees could lead to political firings

A proposal to amend the state constitution to make it easier to fire state employees could open the door for patronage and political decisions.  Opponents told the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee Thursday morning.

“Civil service itself has been working well for over 76 years.  The CSC was constitutionally created to put an end to the spoils system.” said Charles Blockett Jr., a retired state worker former member of the Michigan Civil Service Commission.  Read More