Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2012 Data Tables

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Q16: Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions — such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules — from one or more of its employee unions? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions — such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules — from one or more of its employee unions? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) Very Likely 39% 18% 47% 27% 37%
Somewhat Likely 29% 18% 25% 13% 23%
Neither Likely nor Unlikely 18% 23% 12% 29% 17%
Somewhat Unlikely 4% 12% 6% 8% 7%
Very Unlikely 8% 24% 8% 21% 13%
Don't Know 2% 6% 2% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Category Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions — such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules — from one or more of its employee unions? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) Very Likely 28% 28% 34% 42% 46% 37%
Somewhat Likely 27% 21% 24% 20% 25% 23%
Neither Likely nor Unlikely 25% 19% 14% 13% 19% 17%
Somewhat Unlikely 0% 10% 7% 11% 3% 7%
Very Unlikely 19% 17% 15% 12% 7% 13%
Don't Know 0% 5% 7% 1% 1% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  MI regions based on State of the State Survey Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Thinking ahead to the next 12 months, how likely is it that your jurisdiction will seek concessions — such as reduced pay or benefits, reduced staffing levels, or changes in work rules — from one or more of its employee unions? (Among jurisdictions reporting union employees) Very Likely 37% 43% 33% 20% 24% 47% 37%
Somewhat Likely 24% 23% 29% 26% 33% 14% 23%
Neither Likely nor Unlikely 25% 10% 19% 26% 14% 14% 17%
Somewhat Unlikely 5% 3% 5% 5% 10% 10% 7%
Very Unlikely 8% 14% 9% 24% 18% 11% 13%
Don't Know 0% 7% 5% 0% 2% 3% 3%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

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