Media attention continues to focus on school districts around Michigan that agreed to new teachers union contracts in order to circumvent the state’s new right-to-work law.

“They have locked in teachers and other school employees from being able to exercise these rights for several years,” Education Policy Director Michael Van Beek told The Daily Caller. “Any deal that’s over three years is pretty well abnormal, especially since the trend with collective bargaining has been toward shorter and shorter contracts, and three years is really seen as quite a long time.”

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The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three teachers against the Taylor School District and Taylor Federation of Teachers over a 10-year agreement, signed outside the normal four-year contract, which locks teachers into financially supporting the union for the next decade.

The lawsuit is highlighted in a column today by Lawrence W. Reed, president emeritus of the Mackinac Center and now president of the Foundation for Economic Education, in a column in the Newman (Ga.) Times-Herald.


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