Teachers for a Teachers' Union2014.09.01quote-teachers

"If I don't stand up and stay in my union, then we don't have a voice."

—Chandra Madafferi, a high school health teacher and president of a 400-member local in a Detroit suburb, on why Michigan teachers should remain members of the Michigan Education Association.  Michigan recently became a so-called “Right-to-Work” state, allowing members of a bargaining unit to accept the benefits of union membership without requiring them to pay dues to the union that represents them.