Posts Tagged ‘mackinac center’

Sep
2014
12

Opt Out Cop Out: Mackinac Center Walks Back Big Talk After Teachers Stand by Their Union

  The Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s summer-long assault on teachers unions has ended and the results are in: it didn’t do diddly. The Michigan Education Association (MEA) announced that fewer than 5,000 of its members opted out of the union during August.  Michigan’s new found status as a “Right-to-Work” state allowed...
Aug
2014
21

From the Front Lines of Michigan’s Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions

From the Front Lines of Michigan's Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions
  As we have touched on this summer, the anti-union Mackinac Center for Public Policy is asking Michigan teachers to opt-out of their union via misleading spam email and propaganda disguised as journalism.  Most of the details of this unfortunate campaign have been relayed by Eclectablog, which this week highlighted Mackinac’s...
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Jun
2014
18

Going Postal: Mackinac Center’s Anti-Union Teacher Coercion Campaign Hits Michigan Mailboxes

Going Postal: Mackinac Center's Anti-Union Teacher Coercion Campaign Hits Michigan Mailboxes
  Teachers across the state of Michigan this week are receiving postcards from the anti-union Mackinac Center suggesting they use their summer vacation to opt out of the Michigan Education Association (MEA).  The move comes a week after the Mackinac Center sent emails to teachers in over 50 Michigan school districts informing them of their...
Jun
2014
10

Teachers in 44 MI Districts Receive Anti-Union Communication Via Public School Email

Teachers in 44 MI Districts Receive Anti-Union Communication Via Public School Email
  Emails uncovered by Eclectablog show that the anti-union Mackinac Center is using public school email systems to encourage teachers in Michigan to opt out of their union.   As of his last update, teachers in 44 school districts across the state reported receiving the email.  The teachers’ email addresses were obtained by the...