12/13/2012

Michigan follows other Midwestern states in this week's passing of a so-called "right to work" law, ending a requirement for union nonmembers to pay "agency fees," education reporter Stephen Sawchuk writes in this blog post. Similar to Florida, unions, such as the Michigan Education Association, can continue to negotiate contracts on behalf of teachers and other represented employees, but they can no longer collect revenue from nonmembers who benefit from union actions.

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