The Michigan Municipal League is making a fresh push to change longstanding binding arbritration laws on Michigan books, most notably Act 312. Some economists and critics blame Act 312 for burdening local governments with onerous work rules, inflating personnel costs, and preventing regional cooperation among neighboring governments.
The Center for Michigan has worked with the MML to intensify dialogue with legislators and seek reforms. Click here for the Center’s government reform and accountability action guide.
The bill that would do so is HB 5325. Click here to read it.
Or, click here for the MML’s multimedia briefing on reforming the act.
Here are few quick talking points from MML on how Act 312 reform could help local governments control their own costs.