Bill SB 280 would make it illegal to do any union work during work release time. Those of you who have presidents that have some release time or perhaps are full time release will LOSE that representation. All the work they do would have to be done AFTER hours. But it is NOT just directed at presidents with release time!
Bill SB 280 would prohibit ANY kind of release time during work hours. For instance;
Bill SB 279 takes the prohibition even further. It says that even if the union or individual reimburses MPSERS (the Michigan Retirement System & made mandatory this summer by the MPSERS Board), the person being released can ear NO CREDIT toward retirement. So, people who are working in release time positions, or even those who might spend some days bargaining or any of the activities above, can earn nothing toward their retirement. This is kind of like “hammering the nail” into the other bill, SB280. How can people give up time toward retirement? They can’t.
Please CLICK below and follow the link the MEA’s LEGISLATIVE ACTION Center.
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