Mike Antonucci on Michigan Window Period
In order to retain their power, teacher union officials have long used “window periods,” often a few days or weeks before the beginning of the school year, to keep teachers in the fold. Teachers are often occupied with other business during this time and find themselves unable then, to resign their membership when ever they would wish. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, of which CEAFU is a Special Project, has successfully defended Michigan teachers’ right to resign at any time. Mike Antonucci comments on this most encouraging news since Michigan passed a Right to Work law in 2012.
Mike Antonucci comments on this most encouraging news since Michigan passed a Right to Work law in In a unanimous decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that Michigan Education Association members can resign from the union whenever they like, not just during the one month per year MEA designates.
MEA had challenged in court a ruling against the resignation window by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC).
MEA’s court argument was an exercise in irony. The union stated the MERC ruling constituted “interference in our business practices.”