LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The state of Michigan and the union representing corrections officers have reached a tentative contract that includes a one-year agreement on wages and health care.
The deal with the Office of the State Employer was announced Wednesday by the Michigan Corrections Organization.
The union says the wage agreement includes a 1 percent base increase effective Oct. 1, 2016, and a 1.5 percent lump sum payment in October 2016. The health care portion includes additions to the vision and dental plans and dependent life insurance.
The union says uncertainty about a federal tax on premium health plans prompted the state to seek the one-year agreement on wages and health care.
A three-year agreement was reached on other contract terms. The deal is subject to a vote from Michigan Corrections Organization members.