Michigan Teachers Union Violating Right to Work Law

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation assists public school teachers after Ann Arbor Education Association union officials illegally demanded ‘mandatory’ union fees

With free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, public school teachers in Ann Arbor, Michigan have filed unfair labor practice charges with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) against the Ann Arbor Education Association (AAEA). The charges allege that the AAEA violated Michigan’s public sector Right to Work law when union officials demanded compulsory union fees.

Jeffrey Finnan has worked at Skyline High School since August 2010, and Cory Merante has worked at Pittsfield Elementary since August 2006. Both schools are part of the Ann Arbor Public Schools District which has (and had at the time both plaintiffs were hired) a monopoly bargaining agreement with the Ann Arbor Education Association.acher, nor any worker, should be forced to pay union dues or fees just to get or keep a job.”