By a vote of 55-53, the Michigan House of Representatives voted to protect teachers by barring school districts from deducting union dues from teachers’ paychecks. Most Republicans supporting the measure and most Democrats opposed. Republicans said money now deducted for union dues will now go into teachers pockets so union officials will have to collect the union dues and fees themselves, not the taxpayers. The bill now moves to the Republican controlled Senate and will require a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder to become law.
While it is great to see Michigan finally willing to take on the union bosses this is just a small step in the right direction. Michigan needs to protect all workers and the best way to do that is with a Right to Work law.