Labor Voices: Treat Michigan school employees fairly

‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years. Jennifer Young,…

“Unconscionable”: MEA President’s response to Snyder decision to appeal 3% suit

EAST LANSING, July 5, 2016 — The following can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook: “It’s unconscionable that Gov. Snyder has chosen to continue appealing the recent court decision that school employees should be refunded the 3 percent of their salary that was illegally taken from them. “In light of Attorney General Schuette’s decision…