The check might have came from Ann Arbor! But your pay came from the Government and your Union was Government backed. I was a College teacher. I looked at the time and my retirement would have been less than $2,500 a month after 40 years. I quit and went to work in the private sector and retired with a little over $3,500 a month. The good thing was I never had to put up with the bull crap that I did teaching!