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I am from Michigan and I abhor union busting.Before the group homes ca

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I am from Michigan and I abhor union busting.
Before the group homes came into existence, people with mental illness were put into state-run facilities (sometimes institutions).What were the employees of these state facilities paid, and were they part of a union as state employees, and if so, what happened to that system where now we have minimum-wage earners in group homes under subcontracted companies doing this work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Each state institution did pay their own wages for different positions. It depended on the position as to what the employees were paid and in the state facilities they were members of the state employee's union. There is no way we can tell you the pay scales from back that long ago and as you know it varied over time. However, even though those employees were union workers, those state institutions were closed because of the unhealthy, unsanitary and unsafe environments of those institutions.