Forced dues by government unions scrutinized during Supreme Court hearing

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Monday, January 11th, 2016 in Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on a case that could end mandatory union dues and fees for public sector workers, which are currently required in about half the states in the country. The case is Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and involves whether requiring teachers and other government employees […]

Michigan’s largest teachers union fails to disclose 30 percent of its income

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Sunday, August 9th, 2015 in Unions

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, routinely submits financially reports to the federal government, as it is legally required. But the reports can leave outsiders wondering about the source of the roughly 30 percent of its income that is categorized under the heading of “All Other Receipts.”

Union president attacks school board while they pay her not to teach

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Monday, July 13th, 2015 in Unions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – While Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers union president Linda Carter has claimed the superintendent and school board were trying to “destroy” the school district, that same school board has spent $250,000-plus allowing union officials to work on union activities during school hours instead of teaching.