Stories indexed with the term ‘Michigan Public Act 152’

AATA Accepts Empty Penalty on Health Care

For its unionized employees, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has decided not meet the conditions of Michigan’s Act 152 – which limits the amount that public employers can contribute to their employee health care. Instead, the AATA will accept the penalty specified in Section 9 of Act 152, which actually has no practical effect on the AATA. This will allow the AATA to comply with its obligations under federal law with respect to collective bargaining rights.

Act 152 limits the amount that a public employer like the AATA can make to its employees’ medical benefits plans – $5,500 for single-person coverage, $11,000 for two-person coverage, and $15,000 for family coverage. And the law provides another option, where the employer limits its contribution … [Full Story]