EAST LANSING, May 7, 2016 — MEA President Steven Cook applauded the decision handed down from the Michigan Court of Appeals today which will return money illegally withheld from school employee paychecks. In 2010, the Legislature passed and Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed Public Act 75 mandating 3 percent of wages be withheld from school employees.
“The Michigan Education Association, along with AFT Michigan, litigated this case on behalf of our members for over five years. We have seen this fight to what we hope is the end and we are gratified to see justice served every step of the way,” Cook said.