In Michigan
6:11 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Proposal might avoid layoffs of 100 Mich. troopers

LANSING, MI – Michigan State Police troopers will vote over the next week on whether to sacrifice some of their own pay in order to at least temporarily avoid the layoffs of 100 troopers.

The troopers' union said Thursday it will send out ballots to its members to decide whether they will accept unpaid furlough time in exchange for keeping the 100 troopers on the road until Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

Each trooper would give up nearly 37 hours of pay over a six-week period, or about six hours of pay each week.

The Michigan State Police Troopers Association says that would save enough cash for the state to keep the 100 troopers on the job through the end of the fiscal year.