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Federal suit filed against unconstitutional ban on payroll deduction of dues

Four unions representing Michigan school employees filed suit today in Michigan’s Eastern District federal court challenging the constitutionality of Public Act 53 of 2012, the recently enacted ban on payroll deduction of dues for public school employees only.

Statement from MEA President Cook on passage of HB 4929 (ban on payroll deduction of dues)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook:

“Today the Michigan Legislature continued its assault on collective bargaining rights, passing legislation to prohibit school employees from paying their union dues through payroll deduction. This is a practice that has been used for years and is outlined in local collective bargaining agreements.  It is yet another case where lawmakers are restricting the rights of school employees and interfering in local control.

Statement from MEA President Cook on Feb. 28 election results

The following can be attributed to MEA President Steve Cook on tonight’s election results:

Statement from MEA President on Snyder budget proposal

The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to today’s education budget proposals from Gov. Rick Snyder: 

Leaders Urge Governor to Reverse “Wrong Priorities, Wrong Direction” in 2012

Ahead of the Governor’s State of the State address on Wednesday, Michigan leaders are urging the Governor and Legislature to change direction in order to help our students and workers succeed, protect our families and revitalize our economy.

Detroit Pistons and Michigan Education Association team up for "Michigan Reads"

With the NBA season underway, the Detroit Pistons and the Michigan Education Association will team up to promote good reading habits, offering ticket discounts for Michigan K-12 students who read at least five books this semester.  

Emails expose Mackinac Center’s true purpose

State representative gets lobbying email from Center’s legislative analyst, who wants “no more MEA”

State drops out – so MEA members step up for students, employees in Benton Harbor

Truckload of supplies, thousands in donations delivered to address supply shortages caused by $1 billion in education budget cuts

Statement from MEA President on Scott recall victory

“Voters will hold lawmakers accountable for assaults on the middle class”

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 9, 2011 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to yesterday’s historic victory in the effort to recall Rep. Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc):

“While it was a close, hard-fought race, voters have clearly spoken – they’re fed up with Republican politicians in Lansing attacking public education and the middle class. 

Statement from MEA President on Scott recall decision

Supreme Court makes the right decision to protect voting rights, allow Nov. 8 Scott recall election to proceed.

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