The goons at the Michigan Education Association are stinking to a new low in their desperate attempt to not lose dues payers.
The Michigan Education Association is following through with its vow to threaten the credit of employees who don’t voluntarily pay dues despite their desire to exercise their right under the law and leave the union.
Bangor Public Schools kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd received a notice from a collection agency for unpaid dues in the amount of $394.20 with the Michigan Education Association listed as the creditor. Byrd said she thought she was out of the union when her union contract expired in 2013.
The notice from the collection agency.
A new contract with a tentative agreement for teachers in the Van Buren County district was made on Sept. 9, 2013. Michigan’s right-to-work law became effective March 28, 2013.
However, the MEA only allows its members to opt out during the month of August.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has set up a website, www.AugustOptOut.org to inform teachers about the August window.