Madison Heights district settles with teachers union

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The (Royal Oak) Daily Tribune reports that the Madison Heights Education Association and school district have reached a contract settlement that will result in more money for teachers.

The district is returning some money it had kept after imposing a 10 percent wage cut last year, according to the Daily Tribune, and the union has promised to withdraw an unfair labor practice charge it had filed against the district.

Madison Heights Education Association President Bobby Robinson told the Daily Tribune that “This summer was no vacation. A lot of teachers picked up extra jobs to make ends meet and some didn’t coach because they couldn’t afford it.”

SOURCE: Daily Tribune, “Madison Heights district, teachers settle” Aug. 16, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Education Report, “Madison Teachers Threaten Lawsuit Over Retroactive Pay Cuts,” May 1, 2012