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Tag: Bad Policy
By JGillman, Section News
Recall that Snyder was backed into signing the Freedom To Work Act, but now needs to defend it.
Part of that task is to provide an atmosphere that PROMOTES a healthy dialogue between employer and employee. A couple of points made below should be noted.
Michigan Freedom To Work, a coalition of union and merit shop workers, employers, retirees and thousands of grass roots activists favoring more Michigan jobs, labor freedom and workers' choice, today announced its analysis of proposed Medicaid expansion in Michigan.
"Medicaid expansion as proposed in HB 4714 is anti-worker and anti-jobs,"Said Brian Pannebecker, spokesman for Michigan Freedom To Work and a UAW/Ford employee.
"It is designed to triple Medicaid payments and add nearly 500,000 more to Michigan Medicaid rolls. It will encourage employers to hold down hours and wages, and place a glass ceiling over those workers seeking advancement. Earn a quarter raise and lose your insurance? Many of those already having private sector insurance will lose that preferred care and they will be dumped on Federal public insurance. It may save some companies money to push some of their operating costs on our grand children but it will disrupt the employer/employee relationship and shock Michigan's fledgling recovery into a tail spin. That is not wise public policy.Agreed.
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