MCLF Client Featured in Oakland Press

Possible plaintiff in federal suit against MEA

A Mackinac Center Legal Foundation client who could become a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the Michigan Education Association is featured in today’s Oakland Press.

Amy Breza, a paraeducator in Clarkston Community Schools, is being forced to continue paying union dues after her union and the school board signed a contract extension before March 28 in order to skirt around Michigan’s new right-to-work law.

“Amy is not currently eligible for right-to-work, but she wants to explore her First Amendment rights into become in agency fee payer immediately,” MCLF Director Patrick J. Wright said. The MEA’s bylaw forcing members to only resign in August “is trampling all over her freedom of association.”

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