Teachers union can’t force members to wait to drop out

TeacherThe Michigan Court of Appeals says teachers who want to drop out of their union can’t be forced to wait. The court upheld earlier rulings that struck down the Michigan Education Association policy that members who want to leave the union have to wait for an August “opt-out” period. The court said that violates the state’s “right-to-work” law.

Doug Pratt is with the MEA. He says this isn’t about the right to leave the union, but how the MEA manages its business affairs.

The union could appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.