Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Michigan Athletic Department embarrasses while trying to fill seats
- Honeybees collaborate with Kalamazoo artist on ArtPrize exhibit
- Who is Mark Schauer, really?
- Does the UAW's victory in Indiana signal the end of the two-tier wage system?
- Truth Squad rules "flagrant foul" on teachers' union ad, warns Snyder campaign
Wed August 27, 2014
This teacher's union lost 1,500 members last year; will more opt out this year?
There is much at stake for the Michigan Education Association in these waning days of August.
That's because teachers and school workers who are MEA members have until Sunday to decide whether to remain in their union.
Dave Eggert covers Lansing for the Associated Press. He says this is a big litmus test for right-to-work in Michigan because the MEA is Michigan’s largest public sector union. There's a one-month window every year to allow members to opt out.
There are 112,000 active members. There isn’t an estimate on how many may opt out this month. Last year, only about 1,500 members left during the opt-out window.
Read Dave Eggert's story in the Detroit News here.
*Listen to the full interview with Dave Eggert above.