The Michigan House today narrowly passed a bill that would prohibit school districts from automatically deducting union dues from employee paychecks.
The bill passed on a 55-53 vote in the Republican-controlled House. It now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate.
House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, praised the vote, saying school employees “should be able to ask what their hard-earned money is being used for before turning it over to an organization.”
David Hecker, president of the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, called the passage “a shameful attempt to silence the voice of working people in our state.”