Right-To-Work For Taylor Teachers Begins Today

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation case in the news

Starting today, Taylor teachers are no longer constrained by a 10‑year union “security” agreement, and may opt-out of financially supporting the union if they wish. A request by the Taylor Federation of Teachers and the Taylor School District to place a hold on the ruling, pending the ruling’s appeal in court, has been denied.

The MERC decision called the 10-year agreement “arbitrarily, indifferent and reckless.” Mackinac Center attorney for the case, Derk Wilcox, says “Despite attempts from the union and school district to force these teachers to pay an organization which they don’t agree with, it looks like freedom of association won here.”

News outlets including The Detroit News and The News-Herald have reported on the state's newest right-to-work district.