Thursday, January 24, 2013

Michigan teachers union planning to sue members for dues money

Old school house--Three Rivers, Michigan
Big Labor's bad image is well-deserved. Teachers unions mantra is that whatever they are doing, it's "for the kids."

How is suing your members "for the kids?"

From the Washington Free Beacon:
The president of Michigan's largest union is instructing officials to prepare to sue its own members, according to a leaked memo issued after the state adopted right-to-work laws in December.

Steven Cook, president of the Michigan Education Association, circulated an email to local unions officials and staff instructing them to monitor revenue streams in light of the right-to-work laws, which are set to go into effect on March 27, 2013. The law allows workers to opt out of union membership unless they have an existing contract with their employer.

"We will use any legal means at our disposal to collect the dues owed under signed membership forms from any members who withhold dues prior to terminating their membership in August," Cook wrote.

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