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Workers who chose to leave unions want to fend for themselves but current law requires unions in union shops to negotiate their pay and work conditions. "Worker's Choice" gives employees the freedom to choose representation.

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For the Record

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Last week President-elect Donald Trump named Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos as his choice to be the U.S. secretary of education. And the attacks began. … more
In the latest issue of the Michigan Education Association's online magazine Voice, the union makes another claim about taxpayer support for education that doesn’t hold true. … more
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