Wayne County Circuit Court ordered to hear Taylor teachers' right-to-work case

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LANSING, Michigan — The state Court of Appeals has ordered Wayne County Circuit Court to decide whether a union violated state law when it entered into a 10-year deal requiring teachers to be union members or pay a fee for collective bargaining.

Derk Wilcox is senior attorney for the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, which represents three Taylor School District teachers. He told The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/1Iza4rJ ) that the recent Court of Appeals ruling favored the teachers, who say the union and district illegally entered a collective bargaining agreement to avoid Michigan's right-to-work law.

The deal came weeks before the right-to-work law kicked in. The law says workers can't be forced to support a union to keep their job.

Wilcox says he doesn't know when the Circuit Court will hear the case.


Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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