August Opt Out Featured in Detroit News

MEA window "can be extremely confusing"

Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio was quoted in a Detroit News commentary by Ingrid Jacques, deputy editorial page editor, about the importance of teachers knowing their worker freedom rights.

“It can be extremely confusing,” he said, referring to the Michigan Education Association’s insistence that its “August window” bylaw trumps state law.

To help inform teachers of their options, the Center has created www.Augustoptout.org, a website that includes testimonials from teachers who have left the MEA and a sample form letter that teachers can use to resign from the union.

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