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:
13. (1) The general manager
shall have has the authority
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
a merit rating system,
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
and enter into agreements with labor organizations.
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.
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.
Employees who left the employ of
system to enter the military service of the United States shall
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.