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Teacher Union’s Legislative Laundry List Long On Members’ Perks But Has Nothing For The Kids

Michigan’s largest teachers union joined legislative Democrats and officials from other government employee unions at a Feb. 15 press conference to promote a 34-bill legislative package amending laws concerning government employees and their labor unions.

The package generally expands and enhances many of the often unique perks and privileges state laws grant to unionized public school and other government employees. A press release announced that the proposals were about “restoring organizing, collective bargaining and workers’ rights.”

After two years of lost learning, closed schools, and children being forced to wear face masks at school, not one proposed law in the 34-bill package addresses the well-being and academic progress of children who are students in unionized schools.

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