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Michigan district drops union-affiliated health insurance, saves $737k

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DANSVILLE, Mich. – In the three years since Dansville Schools dropped Michigan Education Special Services Association insurance for a different high-deductible plan, it has saved $736,873.87 and its employees haven’t had to pay for any health insurance premiums in that time, according to the superintendent.
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Income inequality critic Robert Reich makes $242K and will teach 1 class this fall

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BERKELEY, Calif. – In a June 29 Facebook post by Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and now a University of California-Berkeley economics professor, he writes: “The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it’s insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy.”
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MEA committee urges Dems to vote in GOP primary

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – A division of the Michigan Education Association’s political action committee, which is funded in part by teachers, is urging its members to cast votes in Michigan’s 47th House District Republican primary even if they consider themselves to be Democrats.
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Michigan teachers contribute to six-figure salaries at the NEA

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LANSING, Mich. – The National Education Association has 361 employees who make $100,000 or more a year, according to documents it filed with the federal government, and it collects $180 a year from each of the teachers who belong to its Michigan affiliate.
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