REDFORD, Mich. – Clerical workers in the South Redford School District recently left the Michigan Education Association in favor of forming their own union, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Free Press reported that the 22-member clerical group, an MEA affiliate formerly called the Clerical Education Association of South Redford, is now an independent union titled South Redford Office Professionals Association. The group represents 17 office professionals and five part-time media assistants, the article said.

"Restructuring our association allows us to reduce our costs for representation and significantly lower the dues," Kim Meray, president of SROPA, told the Free Press.

SOURCE:
The Detroit Free Press, “Wayne County News Briefs: Clerical workers split from MEA,” April 12, 2009

FURTHER READING:
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Union Spending in Michigan: A Review of Union Financial Disclosure Reports,” Aug. 28, 2008

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