Collective Bargaining Reform:
Are Districts in Conflict With State Law?

Issues and Ideas Forum

In 2011, the Michigan Legislature passed a set of collective bargaining reform laws designed to help school officials retain and reward effective teachers. These laws prohibited districts from negotiating over teacher evaluation and layoff policies, and prohibited the practice of using seniority alone to dictate layoff decisions, among other things.

To analyze the impact of these reforms, the Mackinac Center reviewed 200 school district collective bargaining agreements to see if they contained provisions that appeared to conflict with state law.

Rep. Ken Yonker, R-CaledoniaThis Issues and Ideas Forum will present those findings. Our speaker will be Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia. Rep. Yonker sponsored Public Act 103, the 2011 collective bargaining reform law that promised to have the largest impact — by giving school officials the authority to independently determine teacher evaluation and layoff policies.

Rep. Yonker will talk about the intent of the 2011 reforms, as well as his thoughts on how districts have implemented them.

Lunch is free and is included with reservations

WHEN: Mon. March 31 at noon — registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Program runs from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Michigan Restaurant Association
225 W. Washtenaw
Lansing, MI 48933

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Event Manager Kimberley Fischer-Kinne at 989-698-1905.

Registration is closed.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 26th at 5:00 p.m.

Please note: We are unable to guarantee lunch for any guest if the registration is received after the deadline.


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