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Work begins on bills to restore issues open to school collective bargaining

Teacher and Classroom
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Teacher and Classroom

Teachers and other school workers could have a bigger voice in placement and discipline policies under bills working their bills through the state House

Laws approved when Republican Rick Snyder was governor limited the scope of teacher contract talks.

Democratic Representative Regina Weiss says allowing collective bargaining over placement, job evaluations, and discipline would restore fairness to the bargaining process. She serves on the House Education Committee and is one of the bill sponsors.

“I strongly believe that if you restore these collective bargaining rights for teachers and school employees and give them a voice of the process of these critical decisions, the result will be what is best for kids.”

The legislation is a Democratic priority, but there’s no word on a specific timeline on committee votes to send the bills to the House floor.

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