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Michigan Education Association
P.O. Box 51
East Lansing, MI 48826
To whom it may concern:
I am an education employee in school district and I am in the collective bargaining unit of . With this letter, I am seeking to immediately and permanently exercise my rights under Michigan’s right-to-work law. [MCL 423.210] Therefore, I am terminating my membership in the MEA and all of its affiliates and revoking any previous dues authorization, check off, or continuing membership form that I may have signed. I understand that I may rejoin at a later time if I believe that membership is in the best interests of me, my family, and the students at my school.
If my collective bargaining agreement does not allow me to take advantage of my right-to-work rights at this time, then I ask that you accept my resignation from the MEA and all its affiliates and consider me an agency fee payer pursuant to my rights under the Supreme Court Case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977) until I am able to fully exercise my rights under right-to-work.
Please be aware that your failure to comply with this request can lead to a civil fine, and/or a court action against you and the payment of my attorney fees.
I ask that you notify me immediately in writing if you are not willing to honor my rights, and provide me with the legal reasons for your refusal.
Signature: __________________ Date: ____________________