Michigan Employees Can Withdraw from Union Representation at Any Time

Michigan became the 25th Right to Work state in 2012, which means employees are no longer forced to be in a union just because a union represents workers at their employer’s place of business. Since becoming Right to Work, many Michigan employees have withdrawn from the union. The Michigan Education Association – the teachers’ union – though, only allowed members to withdraw from the union during the month of August. August is the busiest time of the year for teachers, and this window was obviously created in hopes that teachers would forget to withdraw, and the union would continue to reap its dues money from those teachers for at least another year. Thankfully, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation sued the teachers union and the judge ruled that the MEA had to get rid of its August window. Teachers from across the great state of Michigan rejoiced and are now free to leave the union whenever they want.

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