Lame Duck Day 5 Update – 12/5

Union Recertification Passes though Committee One Day after being Introduced SB 1260, which would require public employee unions to recertify their membership every two years, passed through the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee 4-1. The bill includes a $500,000 appropriation which makes it referendum proof – even though unions would be forced to pay for these…

ACT NOW to Stop Damaging Bills

Republican leaders in the state House and Senate are pushing hard to pass damaging education bills before a new Legislature can be seated. MEA lobbyists need your help—NOW IS THE TIME TO RAISE YOUR VOICE. Education policy changes being bandied about both chambers in the eleventh hour could increase the stakes on standardized test scores…

A Guide to Lame Duck

The Michigan Education Association lobbyists are busy this lame duck session working to preserve collective bargaining rights and protect public education. As union members and public school employees we must support their efforts by communicating with our lawmakers on our issues. The MEA is setting up several ways for members and their families to stay…