Skip to comments.School Board Approves Contract Forcing Teachers To Pay Union
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 dont have a lot to give. It was one of the things they wanted," he said. "It doesnt 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.
“It was something we could give the union they really, really wanted without costing us something.”
Wouldn’t you think the ACLU would want to protect the newly won rights of those who don’t want union membership?
Tar and Feather every School Committee member who voted for this.
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.
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.
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