HOUSE BILL No. 4310

 

February 22, 2011, Introduced by Rep. Denby and referred to the Committee on Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs.

 

     A bill to amend 1967 PA 204, entitled

 

"Metropolitan transportation authorities act of 1967,"

 

by amending section 13 (MCL 124.413).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 13. (1) The general manager shall have has the authority

 

to appoint such the officers, employees, and agents as necessary to

 

carry out the purposes of the authority under the general policy

 

direction of the board. At such time as the authority operates

 

transportation facilities, the general manager shall classify all

 

the offices, positions, and grades of regular employment required

 

under a merit rating system, ; except that a maximum of 5% of the

 

employees and officers shall be exempt from the provisions of the

 

merit rating system. The authority shall have the right to bargain

 


collectively and enter into agreements with labor organizations. ,

 

and shall be bound by existing labor union agreements with public

 

or privately owned entities that are acquired, purchased or

 

condemned by the authority. Members and beneficiaries of any

 

pension or retirement system or other benefits established by the

 

acquired transportation system shall continue to have rights,

 

privileges, benefits, obligations and status with respect to such

 

established system. The board shall assume the obligation of any

 

transportation system acquired by it with regard to wages,

 

salaries, hours, working conditions, sick leave, health and welfare

 

and pension or retirement provisions for employees.

 

     (2) No employee of any acquired transportation system who is

 

transferred to a position with the authority shall by reason of

 

such transfer be placed in any worse position with respect to

 

workmen's compensation, pension, seniority, wages, sick leave,

 

vacation, health and welfare insurance or any other benefits that

 

he enjoyed as an employee of such acquired transportation system.

 

     (2) (3) Employees who left the employ of such transportation

 

system to enter the military service of the United States shall

 

have the same rights as to the authority, under the provisions of

 

the service men's employment tenure act approved July 17, 1941,

 

1951 PA 263, MCL 35.351 to 35.356, as they would have had

 

thereunder as to such transportation system.