Even in Michigan, Big Labor feels pushback

Michigan dials back Big Labor arrogance and power — at least slightly — the legislature passed a bill to prohibit public schools from automatically collecting union dues from the paychecks of teachers and other employees. Republican Representative Joe Haveman says the bill’s intent is to focus schools on educating children. The change will allow public school teachers and other employees to choose how they will directly pay their union dues and forced fees.

“The focus of our school administration has to be on teaching the kids. Let’s get out of the business of collecting bills for other people,” says Haveman. The bill is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk for his signature.