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2016 Senate Bill 713: Give force to illegal teacher strike sanctions
Introduced by Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) on January 21, 2016
To accelerate, streamline and make more certain the procedures for imposing fines of $5,000 per day against a teachers union that orchestrates an illegal strike, and a fine on each striker equal to a day’s pay for each day of the strike. Sanctions also apply to a school district that imposes an illegal lockout. The timetable for hearings would be changed from 60 days to two days; hearings on all striking employees could be consolidated into one, rather than individual hearings for each required under current law (though still subject to individual appeals). Senate Bills 713 to 715 were introduced following a series of “sick-outs” by Detroit teachers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 21, 2016
Reported in the Senate on February 3, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.