On Sept. 23, 2015, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) ruled that MEA’s August opt-window violated the anti-union Michigan right-to-work (RTW) law which went into effect on March 28, 2013. MEA wasn’t successful in getting a stay in this case, but our appeal of MERC’s decision still continues.
As part of the Sept. 23 Decision and Order of MERC, the last sentence of Article I of the MEA Bylaws is no longer being enforced as currently written. Article I states,
MEA Financial Services offers the MEA Visa credit card that gives you choices of savings and benefits—lower rates, cash back, or travel discounts—all with no annual fee. The MEA Visa is issued by PNC Bank exclusively for MEA members.