By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential
The president of the teachers union in the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District can’t be laid off, according to the union contract, but a 2011 state law prohibits that kind of protection.
The ”Super Seniority” clause in the contract states: “The Association president and the Union chief negotiator shall not be subject to layoff.”
Inserting, or keeping that kind of clause in the union contract, is part of a larger problem happening across the state where school districts and unions have negotiated provisions that are prohibited from bargaining.
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy surveyed 130 school district collective bargaining agreements that were signed after the 2011 law took effect and found that about 60 percent of the contracts contained language that was prohibited.
at Michigan Capitol Confidential.
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