Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Busy Spring Ahead

MEA is getting ready for a petition drive to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall. More than a dozen unions and organizations will be pushing for an amendment to protect workers rights in Michigan. With the passage of Right to Work law in Indiana, Michigan House Republicans, led by Speaker Jase Bolger, are sure to push the same kind of nonsense this year. Local MEA leaders, including yours truly, will be meeting to discuss strategy and organization to head off this onerous and job threatening legislation. Plan on helping in this effort. Stay tuned for details.

East Jordan Board Meeting Monday

East Jordan teachers and the board will have another go at it Monday at 5:30pm in the high school media center. This is getting to the point of ridiculousness. Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for our friends in East Jordan. Remember, this could be you fighting for your job.

Gov. Snyder Shows True Colors

Gov. Snyder signed HB4929 into law this past Friday. The law prohibits school employees from having union dues deducted from their pay using payroll deduction. So much for the gov not wanting to pick a fight with the unions. I have not heard when it takes effect or how MEA will collect dues. I will keep you posted. You can tell MacMaster and Foster thanks for standing with teachers and supporting workers in Michigan...not!