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Ex-state nursing aides must get severance

Jun 22, 2015 - Detroit Free Press

LANSING - The State of Michigan must pay severance to eligible state nursing aides who were laid off when the state privatized their jobs at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 2013, an arbitrator has ruled.

It's a victory for American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union representing the former state workers, and an additional cost the state hadn't factored in for the privatization move at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

The Wednesday dec...