Recent Event Highlights: Sports Spending at Bloomfield Hills Schools is $285 Per Pupil - Michigan Capitol Confidential, Washtenaw Community College president puts brakes on plan to privatize part ... - AnnArbor.com, Michigan House hopefuls share key priorities - Lansing State Journal, Michigan-based Moosejaw Turns Eighteen - San Francisco Chronicle, ISD Bloat? - Mackinac Center for Public Policy, School Pensions Sucking Up Per Pupil Cash - Michigan Capitol Confidential, and 117 more...
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Bradenton HeraldSnyder, Bernero have their differencesCity PulseSnyder, a married (to Sue) father of three, wants immediate public employee compensation discussions. Future school employees pensions just end in favor of ...Snyder campaign stops in MonroeMonroe Evening NewsMichigan's leaders need to take painful steps to reform state and local ...AnnArbor.comRick Snyder: Republican leads with inclusive styleDetroit Free PressHollandSentinel.com -AnnArbor.comall 458 news articles »
Sports Spending at Bloomfield Hills Schools is $285 Per PupilMichigan Capitol ConfidentialFor example, Ann Arbor paid an extra $426482 in 2009 for retirement contributions towards Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System, ...
Washtenaw Community College president puts brakes on plan to privatize part ...AnnArbor.comNot having those employees on the payroll would mean the college wouldn't have to pay 19.6 percent of an employee's salary into the Michigan Public School ...and more »
Michigan House hopefuls share key prioritiesLansing State JournalMcGillicuddy said she'd fund the tax cuts by having state employees contribute more toward their benefits as well as supporting government and school ...and more »
Michigan-based Moosejaw Turns EighteenSan Francisco ChronicleMoosejaw has grown from a single 4-employee shop to a thriving retailer with 150+ year-round employees and an additional 200 seasonal employees that were ...and more »
Please, don't hurt kids by cutting taxesThe Free Lance-StarThe jobs of 8000 school employees in Michigan, 6000 in New Jersey, and 5000 in Oklahoma may also be axed. What kind of nation destroys its future by failing ...and more »
ISD Bloat?Mackinac Center for Public PolicyThe number of school employees for each student in Michigan's public school system has been rising for most of the ...
School Pensions Sucking Up Per Pupil CashMichigan Capitol ConfidentialThe state's two biggest public sector pensions are the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System (MPSERS) and the Michigan State Employees' ...Retirement Benefits for Public School and State Employees Significantly Above ...Mackinac Center for Public Policyall 2 news articles »
Urgent businessThe Detroit NewsThe key finding is that, even with the changes approved this year and other revisions since 1997, the Michigan Public School Employees' Retirement System ...and more »
"Mother of the Superfund" Lois Gibbs compared the Upper Peninsula future to infamous Love Canal disaster, during an Oct. 15, 2010 talk at Northern Michigan University (NMU). It appears officials involved in higher education in Marquette, MI were not thrilled by Gibbs talks that opposed the Kennecott Eagle Minerals nickel and copper mines planned for the Yellow Dog Plains near Lake Superior Gibbs talk at NMU almost did not happen because NMU Public Safety officials refused to unlock Jamrich Hall, according to a university employee who propped doors open with a chair and a garbage can. Meanwhile, Gibbs talk to Marquette high school students was canceled when she refused to promise that the sulfide mine would not cross her lips. Gibbs NMU presentation was titled "From the Love Canal to Michigan." Sponsors of Gibbs visit to Marquette include Students for Sustainable Living, Cedar Tree Institute, Save the Wild UP, Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Gibbs said bad decisions made by political and business leaders in Niagara Falls resulted in birth defects, cancer, the uprooting of families and heartache on many levels. "You have a beautiful environment here," said Gibbs, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. "You have a place that is worth saving." "You have a place that has huge potential for green development," said Gibbs, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) in Falls Church, VA. "You have the opportunity here to think about what is the ...
November 19, 2009 Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture Case Western Reserve University School of Law Speaker: Theodore J. St. Antoine James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law Emeritus University of Michigan Law School Summary: Agreements requiring employees to arbitrate all disputes with their employers, including statutory claims, instead of taking them to court, have become highly controversial. As a condition of getting or keeping a job, employees must waive their right to go before a judge and jury to pursue their cases. Yet in addition to saving the employer high litigation costs and devastating jury awards, so-called mandatory arbitration may give ordinary lower-paid employees the only practical means of enforcing their job rights. Courts are increasingly insisting on due process safeguards in these systems. Practitioners in the employment field should know about the pros and cons of mandatory arbitration agreements, and about the fast-moving legal developments concerning their validity.
Part 1 found at www.youtube.com National Summit on Health Care Quality and Value October 4, 2010 US Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium Addressing Issues such as workforce diversity, health professions training and lifelong learning to support the provision of high quality care. Moderator: -Marcia Brand, PhD, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS Panelists: -Linda Aiken, PhD, Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing - Marie Bernard, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging - Richard "Buz" Cooper, MD, Professor of Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania -Doug Cropper, President and CEO, Genesis Health System - Jack Rowe, MD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - Antonia Villarruel, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs Professor and Nol J. Pender Collegiate Chair, University of Michigan School of Nursing HealthCare.gov Take health care into your own hands. We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy newmedia.hhs.gov US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) www.hhs.gov
In Michigan, we're not waiting for a comic-book hero to save the day in our schools. We have REAL heroes working every day to ensure students get a great education. From the classroom to the bus route to the bargaining table to the community, unionized teachers and education support professionals are making a difference. We're not waiting for a super hero...we're celebrating the real heroes we have in public education today and every day. Got to our blog to read about these real school heroes: www.realschoolheroes.com
Michigan public schools hit with another pension cost increaseAdrian Daily TelegramPublic school districts in Michigan were notified Wednesday that the amount they are required to pay into the state's school employee ...and more »
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Ellen Kossek, professor of Michigan State University's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, talks about how employees can learn to reach an equilibrium between their work and personal lives.
Video commentary about the latest news including Michelle Obama's speeh at the NAACP, the NAACP's attack on the Tea Party, the unemployed workers losing Census jobs and Obama's fiscal cancer. Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party abcnews.go.com End of Census, and for Many, End of Job finance.yahoo.com No extension of unemployment benefits in sight for the long-term jobless www.washingtonpost.com 560 layoffs at West Coast's last big shipbuilder www.mercurynews.com Mosaic Warns 221 of Layoffs www.theledger.com Long Beach school board votes to lay off 357 employees www.contracostatimes.com Obama's debt commission warns of fiscal 'cancer' www.washingtonpost.com
Laurita Thomas, University of Michigan Associate Vice President for Human Resources,encourages VOICES of the Staff members to "meet the challenge" at the 2010 annual meeting.
The National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, NFSD, was founded in 1901 to offer the deaf community insurance and services, and NFSD developed a solid reputation for its strong advocacy on behalf of deaf people. A century later, NFSD ceased operations and its board members met for the very last time at Gallaudet University on March 6, 2010. NFSD generously donated all of its memorabilia to the Gallaudet University Archives.
Thanks for checking out the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, walk step by step with the President as he speaks about job growth at K. Neal Trucks, makes his third visit to the Gulf Coast, announces his new Director of Intelligence, meets with Cabinet Secretaries about the BP oil spill, delivers the commencement address at Kalamazoo High School,holds a live tele-town hall with seniors about health care and much more.
Local teachers and Michigan Education Association members gathered at Holland's Centennial Park Monday to speak out against budget cuts for school employees. The gathering was one of 46 rallies across the state hosted by the MEA, the statewide teachers union.
SBAM Vice President Government Relations David Palsrok says that lawmakers enactment of an early retirement incentive program for public school employees was one of the most significant actions of this legislative session.
School retirement deal eludes Michigan lawmakersUpperMichigansSource.comThere's still no agreement among Michigan lawmakers on how to craft a proposal that might entice thousands of public school employees to retire this summer. ...Sex offender case leads Dillon campaign to question Bernero leadershipMichigan Messengerall 15 news articles »
...year, school districts will be paying an amount equal to 19.41 percent of total payroll into the retirement system. In Michigan, school employees can begin collecting a pension at age 55, younger if they have 30 years on the job. Michigan school retirees get...
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'Emergency Education Jobs Bill' is Really a Union Dues Bailout BillBig Government (blog)Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), which would create a $23 billion “education jobs fund” to hire or retain “150000 or more” school employees for the next school year. ...and more »
'Detroitification' Threatens Los Angeles — and Michigan Public SchoolsMackinac Center for Public PolicyJohn Engler that keeps on giving — the political power of the Michigan Education Association union enabled Michigan school employees to wriggle out from ...and more »
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comMichigan Center school breaks ground on nature center named in memory of ...The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.comSchool employees — dressed in green T-shirts with a picture of a frog and lettering that says "In memory of Stephanie" — worked with students Tuesday to ...
School employees in limbo over retirement benefitsBusinessWeekMany public school employees are keeping retirement decisions on hold because the Michigan Legislature hasn't yet decided whether to offer ...Michigan lawmakers divided on teacher retirement planDetroit Free PressEditorial: Why play politics with university board appointments?MLive.comall 22 news articles »
...Mich.—Many public school employees are keeping retirement decisions on hold because the Michigan Legislature hasn't yet decided whether to offer them better pension benefits for leaving their jobs this summer. The debate over a public school employee retirement...
The Paying Class vs. the Government ClassMichigan Capitol ConfidentialA big part of the difference is public employees' benefits. If all of Michigan's state and local government and public school employees received benefits ...and more »
Grand Blanc voter turnout off to a slow startThe Flint Journal - MLive.com"So we're ahead," Election Inspector Marilyn Wilson said, adding that most of the voters at the township hall so far were school employees visiting on their ...and more »
The President vows that Americans will not be intimidated by the threat of terrorist attacks and makes the case for Wall Street Reform during remarks at the annual meeting of the Business Council in Washington, DC May 4, 2010.
Michigan Education Association - School employees aren't punching bags! Enough is Enough! Teachers and school employees launched punching bags TV ad at Capitol rally on April 23rd, 2010 standing up for education, our children and Michigan's future. For more on the rally: bit.ly Like all Michigan citizens, school employees have shared in the state's economic pain, giving up nearly $1 billion in wages and benefits over the past few years. Enough is enough — the last thing our states struggling economy needs is further cuts to education. Iris K. Salters
Michigan lawmakers continue to seek schools planBusinessWeekMichigan lawmakers still haven't agreed on a compromise plan aimed at saving schools money by persuading thousands of older employees to ...Michigan lawmakers continue to seek schools planWLNSall 29 news articles »
From the Labor Notes 2010 conference's breakout session, "Fighting for Single-Payer Health Care," Sue Eustice of the California School Employees Association (CSEA), in this segment, talks about California's continuing efforts to implement single-payer health care and CSEA's commitment to pursue health care coverage for all.
...party lines. The House did not vote on a similar plan for state employees, leaving that debate for later. More than 50,000 school employees across Michigan would be eligible for the House retirement incentive package, more than the 39,000 originally proposed...
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Lawmakers seek compromise on school retiree planThe Associated PressThe House did not vote on a similar plan for state employees, leaving that debate for later. More than 50000 school employees across Michigan would be ...and more »
MLive.comPlan to coax teacher retirements advancesDetroit Free PressGranholm had hoped to encourage some 35000 school employees to retire; they would be replaced with younger, less expensive teachers and other school ...House OKs school employee retirementWOOD-TVUpdate on Reform of Public Official Retirement BenefitsMichigan Policy Networkall 191 news articles »
ANCHOR: MICHIGAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE GATHERED THIS MORNING IN FRONT OF THE STATE CAPITOL TO PROTEST EDUCATION CUTS. TEACHERS AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HAND DELIVERED OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND POSTCARDS FOR STATE LAW MAKERS ADDRESSING THEIR CONCERNS. SUPPORTERS FROM THE STATE LEGISLATURE SPOKE TO THE CROWD SAYING THERE NEEDS TO BE A CHANGE IN EDUCATION FUNDING. (TAKE SOT- IRIS SALTERS, MEA PRESIDENT, RT: 22) Weve had decades of cuts and cuts and more cuts. And they have certainly taken their toll on our schools. Yet that is the only answer that some of our lawmakers seem to be conger up (ANCHOR TAG) THE MEA IS PLANNING ANOTHER RALLY IN JUNE.
Complete video at: fora.tv George Leef, Director of Research at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, deconstructs several common arguments that propose the need for increasing the number of college graduates in the US Leef argues that the number of people with college degrees currently outweighs the number of jobs that require them, and suggests that graduating more people will only lead to "credential inflation." ----- The rapid growth of China, India, Brazil and other emerging powers has dramatically altered the complexion of the global economy in recent years. At the same time, rising deficits, high trade imbalances, a declining dollar, and a lingering economic downturn have placed America's position within the global economy in peril-and have policymakers deliberating over the keys to America's economic future. One area often cited as critical to the nation's future economic strength is higher education, particularly that America must dramatically increase the number of college-educated citizens to remain a leading economic power. - Miller Center for Public Affairs George Leef is Director of Research at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, NC. He was previously on the faculty of Northwood University and a policy adviser in the Michigan Senate. Since 1996, he has served as book review editor of the Foundation for Economic Education's magazine, The Freeman. Leef is the author of Free Choice for Workers: A History of ...
This video was shot immediately receiving word that the Robber had gotten away. I just wanted to show how close to the scene the general public was allowed to be. There were 50 cars lined in a row behind where I was standing even though all the businesses were on lock-down, we were never asked to leave. After thought says we were in Major Danger where we were allowed to be. KINGSFORD - Local law enforcement officials and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) continue to investigate an armed bank robbery that occurred at Range Bank in Kingsford on Wednesday afternoon. According to police scanner traffic, a suspect entered the bank with a handgun at approximately 12:45 pm and demanded a large sum of money. Jan Groeneveld of Kingsford Public Safety noted that the suspect could have either been a man or a woman. He or she obtained between $50000 and $100000 in large denomination bills and placed them in a black backpack inside a plastic bag. The suspect then ordered four employees to enter the bank's vault and not leave for 15 minutes. No customers were in the bank at the time. Another Range Bank employee was in a break room and heard the commotion. She was eventually able to sneak out of the bank and contact 911 from a neighboring building. Officials arrived at the bank with members of CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) and secured the scene. Groeneveld said that officials established contact with bank employees, who were unsure if the suspect was still in the ...
www.umflint.edu UM-Flint School of Management (SOM) Associate Dean Yener Kandogan discusses how the school prepares students for the global economy. SOM has a number of articulation agreements with prestigious universities around the world. Recently, a new concentration in International Business was launched. One of the goals of this program is to produce cross-culturally literate employees for multinational companies. To assist with that goal, a new International Business Student Organization (IBSO) has also been formed.
40UNDER 40: 2009 Tired of bad news? We are, too. So we asked this year's 40 Under 40 honorees to tell us something anything good. And they delivered, with tales of triumph over adversity, inspiration drawn from family and friends, good advice from mentors and lessons learned in this historic economic downturn. Read Gregg Kaplan's profile below. Gregg Kaplan cherishes his BlackBerry, but not for the reasons you'd expect. Alongside the e-mails and contact lists is a collection of several hundred notes and observations from a decade of business experiences from startups to one of America's most established companies, McDonald's Corp. He'll need it all in his job as president of Coinstar Inc., the Bellevue, Wash., company that makes its money counting coins and renting DVDs for 99 cents from kiosks in convenience and grocery stores. He has to figure out how to reignite growth in Coinstar's core business while preparing for the day when the DVD business, Redbox Automated Retail LLC, slows. "Our view is it will happen, so don't wait," he says. That's where the BlackBerry comes in. Mr. Kaplan, who shuttles to Seattle from Redbox headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, goes back to those jottings on his BlackBerry during flights: "You're constantly trying to learn from your mistakes." Mr. Kaplan brings an unusual collection of experiences to Coinstar. The Long Island, NY, native's passion for football led him to the University of Michigan, where he studied philosophy. He was planning ...
What does it mean to be the CEO of the worldwide leader in toy design, manufacturing, and marketing? When you're responsible for $6 billion in annual sales, how does your success impact the world at large? How do you stay on top of today's trends in technology and corporate business practices? On November 5, 2009, Robert Eckert, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mattel, Incorporated, visited with David Smith, PhD, Associate Dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, to answer these questions and more.
President Obama did an exclusive interview live from the White House in which he answered your questions. After last week's State of the Union address, we invited you to submit your follow-up questions for the President via a Google Moderator tool on the CitizenTube channel (youtube.com/citizentube). You could also vote on which questions you thought should be asked of the President. Steve Grove moderated the interview. We received over 11600 questions and over 660000 votes. Watch the full interview with the President here. Follow @citizentube, @whitehouse, @barackobama, @grove.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm proposed a broad plan on Friday to cut government costs, including a proposal she hopes will coax thousands of eligible state employees and public school employees into retirement.
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