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Teachers protest across the state

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School employees across the state grabbed their picket signs to demand that Gov. Rick Snyder return million to their pockets.

Members of the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and the Michigan Education Association and other school employees are protesting at 10 different locations on Wednesday.

They want the State of Michigan to stop appealing Public Act 75.

The act mandated that all employees contribute 3 percent of their salary through an involuntary payroll deduction to fund retiree health care.

A benefit the protesters claim they were not guaranteed to receive.

Protesters say that while the law was in place from 2010 to 2012, more than $550 million was taken from school employees.

The money is currently being held in an interest-bearing escrow account pending an outcome to the case which has been appealed several times after being struck down.

In Mid-Michigan protests were planned for Flint and Mt. Pleasant.

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