LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A coalition of state employee labor unions sued the state of Michigan on Monday, saying recent changes to the funding of the employees' retirement systems are unconstitutional.

The suit filed in Ingham County Circuit Court challenges a law approved by the Legislature and signed late last year by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The law requires employees who choose to remain in the state's defined benefit or pension plan to contribute 4 percent of their compensation toward the system.

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