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Breitbart: Michigan Teachers Try to Sneak Around Right-to-Work

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As lawmakers in Augusta consider a bipartisan proposal to eliminate a statute of Maine law requiring non-union members to pay fees to government employee unions, Breitbart.com’s Lee Stranahan reports that teachers in Michigan are trying to outfox a similar law that state passed amid uproar in 2012:

Michigan Republicans passed right-to-work legislation that banned mandatory union dues in December 2012, amid pushback from big labor. Now there’s a different kind of pushback as the state’s teachers unions are attempting to skirt the new law and keep the money rolling into union coffers.

The teachers’ trick is to negotiate new contracts before the right-to-work law goes into effect on March 28th, but some GOP politicians are fighting back against the tactic by threatening to withhold funds.

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Steve Robinson was the editor of The Maine Wire from 2013 through 2014. A native of Dexter, Maine, Robinson is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and is currently a Producer for The Howie Carr Show in Boston.

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