Michigan Court Rules On Public School Employee Pensions

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state court of appeals is upholding a 2012 law requiring public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

 

They'll also have to contribute some salary up front if they want health insurance when they retire.
The teacher's union claims the law is unconstitutional.
Under the law, school employees hired before mid-2010 had to decide if they wanted to pay more toward their retirement, or get a smaller pension for future years of work.
The court also says it's OK to have school employees contribute 3% of their salary for retiree health care.