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How the Center and others led the effort for two decades.more
Former MEA Local Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes
When adjusting for the cost of living, workers in right-to-work states have 4.1 percent higher incomes
Rule Request Would Require Public Sector Unions To Notify Members Of When They Are Eligible To Resign
Union members often unaware of limited windows when they can opt out under state's right-to-work law
Violent union protest outside leads to vandalism, damaged equipment, a tent pulled down onto children and an assault
Some universities not agreeing to lengthy agreements that force faculty, others to pay dues or fees after right-to-work law goes into effect
‘Won’t affect collective bargaining; only takes away unions’ ability to fire those who don’t financially support them,’ says labor policy expert
‘The power an idea can have when it is pursued with principle and persistence,’ says Center president
This paper examines how public school districts responded to Michigan's 2012 “right-to-work” law. It describes the key findings from reviews of more than 500 teacher collective bargaining agreements. It also raises several questions about the legality of some union contracts with regard to this new law.
Approximately 75 percent of districts with contracts subject to the right-to-work law removed language that would require employees to financially support a union as a condition of employment. Both legal and policy questions are raised by the remaining 25 percent of districts, which kept mandatory dues language in one way or another, despite having a contract that took effect or was modified after the law's effective date.
The study describes five issues with these contracts. Twenty-three contracts made no apparent changes and kept mandatory dues language. Eight districts created a separate agreement to require mandatory dues payment. Fifteen contracts were ratified before they would be subject to the right-to-work law, but then didn’t take effect until much later. Five contracts made only the mandatory dues language immediately effective, while delaying the rest of the contract. Finally, at least six districts have modified parts of their contract without making the rest of it compliant with the right-to-work law.more