Workers, Taxpayers Win with Civil Service Commission Reforms

The Michigan Freedom Fund today praised the Michigan Civil Service Commission for approving changes to state civil service rules that will protect workers’ rights and taxpayer dollars.

The reforms approved today strengthen workers’ ability to exercise their legal rights in the workplace by streamlining the process by which employees can authorize dues deductions, will make it easier for the state to award performance bonuses, and eliminate the use of union “leave banks” that currently force taxpayers to bankroll private union business.

“Michigan workers have rights, and today’s reforms are a critical step towards ensuring their union bosses respect them,” said Tony Daunt, Executive Director of the Michigan Freedom Fund.  “These changes will also streamline the way government agencies are operated, eliminate the confusion created by thousands of pages of varying rules and regulations that differ from one bargaining unit to another, and save taxpayer dollars each and every year.”


Michigan Freedom Fund is a nonprofit organization run by Michiganders for Michiganders, working to advance, promote, and protect Michigan workers’ Constitutional rights.  For more information, please visit