Mackinac Center is Not Your Friend!!

By now, many of you have may have received an email from an individual named Peter Boyd, who is affiliated with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The email provides information about how you can drop your membership in the union. This email went out to school employees statewide. I have talked with other local presidents whose members received the same email.

Let me remind you of who the Mackinac Center really is.

Over the past four years, since Snyder has been our Governor, they have been the group that has been successful in getting several pieces of legislation passed that have directly attacked teachers.

These include:

1. 80/20 or hard cap on health insurance

2. Taking away the seniority rights of members when it comes to staffing decisions.

3. They were successful in making sure that if we settle a contract after a school year starts, there is no retroactive bargaining for pay and insurance.

And the list of their attacks on school employees goes on.

The main message here is that the Mackinac Center is Not Your Friend!!

The Mackinac Center's main purpose is to make sure there is no more MEA, NEA or any local association.

Now more than ever, it is important for us to stay united as a union to win in November! Together as a group, we are stronger and we can fight these attacks and be successful.

Frank Burger
Biology and Physical Science Teacher
Carman-Ainsworth High School
CAEA President
Proud Union Member