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Contract dispute leaves some workers facing 10-fold premium increase

Posted On: Feb. 3, 2023 10:11 AM CST

No new contract means some Saginaw County, Michigan, workers are seeing a huge portion of their pay go to health care coverage – in some cases more than $1,500 a month, reports Saginaw County Sheriff's Office deputies quickly settled their contract after they received their first paychecks with that health insurance hit, the report says. The sergeants union still doesn't have a deal and their business agent is not sure how long they can go paying these high rates.