Later this month, one state will start checking with state employees before taking union dues out of their paychecks. Michigan’s Civil Service Commission recently adopted a rule requiring unionized employees to authorize union dues payments every year. The rule is moving forward after, late last week, a federal judge rejected a joint effort by AFSCME, SEIU, and UAW to have the rule invalidated.
If you thought the American Federation of Teachers would spend their national conference this year discussing ways to help teachers help their students recover lost ground academically after a year when many students learned by staring at a screen instead of sitting in a classroom, you would be wrong. Instead, it was politics as usual. […]