MI judge tosses union’s ‘agency shop fee’: right-to-work makes ‘unlawful and unenforceable’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan administrative law judge recently ruled that the Ann Arbor teachers union unfairly charged teacher Ronald Robinson a $495 “agency shop fee” after he dropped out of the organization in 2015. Michigan lawmakers approved right-to-work legislation in 2012 that made it illegal for unions to force employees to join as a […]

Unions account for 99.4% of contributions to block MA charter school expansion

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BOSTON – The nation’s teachers unions hate charter schools that compete with traditional unionized public schools, so they’re spending millions to fight against a dozen new charter schools in Massachusetts. Massachusetts voters will decide Question 2 on the November ballot, which would authorize 12 new charter schools in the state if approved. A campaign to […]

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

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

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.

MEA committee urges Dems to vote in GOP primary

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Monday, July 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

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.