Appeals court upholds Michigan law that bans automatic payroll deductions for teacher union dues

May 10, 2013
School employees had argued that the law unfairly singled them out because the ban applies only to school systems.

Michigan public school districts have the right to stop collecting union dues from teachers and other employees through payroll deduction, according to a 2-1 federal appeals court ruling. The Lansing State Journal says the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a preliminary injunction against a Michigan law that bans the automatic union dues deductions from paychecks. The Michigan Education Association and other unions challenged the constitutionality of the law because it “selectively targets public school employee unions and their members by outlawing dues deduction for them only.”

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