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2011 House Bill 4466: Fine union for illegal teacher strike
  1. Introduced by Rep. Paul Scott (R) on March 22, 2011, to authorize fines of $5,000 per day against the Michigan Education Association or other school employee union for each day of an illegal strike. The bill would also allow consolidating the hearings at which fines may be assessed against illegally striking teachers; under current law the need for hundreds of individual hearings means that teacher fines are rarely assessed. The sponsor says the intention is $5,000 per teacher per day.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on March 22, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on April 27, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.


Re: 2011 House Bill 4466 (Fine union for illegal teacher strike )  by marcysmith on January 8, 2013 
A provision in state law that says if a college teacher strike is or has become a clear and present danger to the health or safety of the public, the mayor can seek a court injunction to stop it. However, this option seems unlikely, because the provision does not cover public welfare, which would be more germane for the strike.

Re: 2011 House Bill 4466 (Fine union for illegal teacher strike )  by marcysmith on November 16, 2012 
Maintaining solidarity among the ranks is another union strike method. This generally refers to morale among the project manager. The strike simply won't work if disgruntled unionists return to work before a contract settlement is reached. For example, management can undermine solidarity by offering a better deal to some workers than others.

Re: 2011 House Bill 4466 (Fine union for illegal teacher strike )  by TaterSalad on September 30, 2012 
Public school teachers, members of public Unions are the highest paid state workers:

Union Boss's pay is the highest it has ever been: http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/07/union-bosses-make-500k-while-the-average-teacher-makes-44k/

Salaries of Union Representatives in the U.S.: www.UnionFacts.com

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