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State Teachers Union on Privatization: Watch What They Do, Not Say

The state’s largest teachers union posted a story on its website about a custodian for Marquette Area Public Schools. Steve Croschere, the Michigan Education Association reports, is the president of his local union, and he successfully fought off the district’s attempts six years ago to privatize noncore services.

One of those services is something the MEA itself has contracted out for years: janitorial services. According to an annual report the MEA files with the federal government, the union spent $167,204 on janitorial services in 2016-17.