Some teachers in Detroit sue over union contract

Jan. 12, 2010
Agreement calls for teachers to lend part of their pay to the district
From The Detroit News: A group of Detroit Public Schools teachers is suing the district in an effort to block a provision of their newly approved teachers' contract that permits the district to withhold $250 from their paychecks. Under the contract Detroit Federation of Teachers members approved in December, salaried teachers will lend the district $10,000 each over a period of 40 paychecks. It's called a Termination Incentive Plan, because the teachers will receive the money back without interest when they leave. The plaintiffs in the suit contend the loan violates Michigan's Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act.

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