Media Coverage of Center's Latest Lawsuit

Brighton teacher sues union, school board

The filing of a lawsuit by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation on behalf of a Brighton High School teacher against his union and school district for violating his right-to-work freedoms is gaining state and national media attention.

Adam Neuman is suing the Brighton Education Association and the Brighton Area Schools Board of Education because after opting out of union membership, he does not believe he should have to pay money via payroll deduction to support the union’s “release time,” allowing union officials to conduct union business during school hours.

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Fox News has covered the case, as has the Livingston Daily Press & Argus and WHMI-FM93.5 in Howell. Reason has also written about the case. Neuman and Patrick Wright, vice president for legal affairs at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, also appeared on “The Frank Beckmann Show” on WJR AM760.


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