Wisconsin Teachers Choosing to Pull Out of Unions

By Elliot Jager, NewsMax

Increasing numbers of teachers in Wisconsin are choosing not to remain union members now that they have a choice, Fox News reported. A 2011 law — unsuccessfully opposed by unions in the state Legislature, through a gubernatorial recall election, and in the courts — has resulted in a precipitous decline in enrollment.

UAW works to get members to vote

By David Shepardson, The Detroit News

The new president of the United Auto Workers is pushing to get union members and retirees to the polls on Nov. 4, spurred by Michigan’s enactment of a right-to-work law.

Public Employee Unions Need More Transparency

By Daniel DiSalvo, Investor’s Business Daily

Powerful public employee unions regularly criticize American government as undemocratic and call for campaign finance reform, more citizen participation and greater governmental transparency. Many of these unions, especially those representing teachers, increasingly seek to democratize corporations though shareholder activism.

Conservatives want Michigan teachers to know they can dump their union in August

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Despite the fact that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law that bars forced unionism, most teachers’ union members cannot invoke the law for 11 months out of the year. That’s because the Michigan Education Association has decided that it will only accept opt-out requests during August. The union doesn’t put much effort behind alerting teachers to this, either.