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School Board Approves Contract Forcing Teachers To Pay Union
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/23/2013 | Tom Gantert

Posted on 02/25/2013 12:30:29 PM PST by MichCapCon

Taylor Public Schools has become the first public organization to approve a contract with a union that prohibits union members from exercising their right to not pay dues or fees to the union as a condition of employment.

That right will be available to union members across the state March 28 if their current contract has expired by then. Michigan became the nation's 24th right-to-work state late last year.

The nine-year “union security clause” expires July 1, 2023. It was approved by the Taylor School Board and ratified by the Taylor Federation of Teachers AFT Local 1085 AFL-CIO members.

Numerous other colleges and public school districts are considering similar agreements with their unions. The unions are not extending the entire contracts, just the portion that forces members to have to continue paying dues or fees as a condition of employment.

Taylor School Board President John Reilly said negotiations with unions have to have “some give and take.”

"We don’t have a lot to give. It was one of the things they wanted," he said. "It doesn’t really impact our school district financially. It was something we could give the union they really, really wanted without costing us something."

The Taylor Federation of Teachers didn't tell union members what was in their contracts until after the union leadership approved a tentative deal with the school board. Then, they were given the contract to vote upon.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: schools; unions

1 posted on 02/25/2013 12:30:38 PM PST by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

“It was something we could give the union they really, really wanted without costing us something.”

Traitors.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 12:32:29 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: MichCapCon

Wouldn’t you think the ACLU would want to protect the newly won rights of those who don’t want union membership?

Not.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 12:42:09 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Tar and Feather every School Committee member who voted for this.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 12:49:40 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MichCapCon
Unions are closet communists organizations and should be abolished from America's shores. They have outlived their usefulness. Something may need to take their place, but they never should have been allowed governing the public employees.
5 posted on 02/25/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Unions lost their credibility and worthiness during WWII and to now. The unions, any including especially public service unions, of today are political apparatchiks of/for foreign interests whether such is admitted/recognized or not.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 1:16:51 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: MichCapCon
School boards are complete captives, and tools of the teachers unions. No surprise here.

The citizens of Taylor need to either recall the entire board, if it's legally possible, or vote them all out at the next election.

OTOH, we can take some solace that actions like these are the last dying gasps of the teachers unions, as they spasm into oblivion.

7 posted on 02/25/2013 3:40:54 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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