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Michigan School District Finds Discrimination in Teachers Union Contract
posted by: Ruthie | March 27, 2014, 10:09 PM   

Recently, while reviewing teachers union contracts in Michigan’s 200 biggest public school districts, the Mackinac Center For Public Policy found a clause giving “special consideration” to
applicants that are of the non-Christian faith.

While district officials claim they weren’t aware of this clause, the Michigan Education Association refuses to comment.

In a statement sent to, Ferndale school officials said, "We don't know why and how it was first placed into the contract" and, "It has never, to our knowledge been enacted or cost an applicant a job.”

However, these hollow claims are less than convincing. "Typically, these contracts are updated every three years," said Mackinac spokesman Ted O'Neil. "They should be going through these things very carefully and it’s surprising it wasn’t caught before."

While the Federal Civil Rights Acts prohibits employment discrimination based on religious faith, and Michigan’s state constitution states it “shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting,” the teacher union clearly violated these terms by including discrimination in their contract.

Since the discovery, the contracts have been updated, however, the incidence demonstrates carelessness and oversight on behalf of the Michigan teachers union.

What do you think of the oversight in the Michigan Teachers Union Contract?
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