As the NEA and AFT gather for their major annual meetings this month, the U.S. Supreme Court could be prepared to strike down laws that force employees to pay union dues.
This would be a game-changer for teachers, as they would no longer be forced to pay money to a group that has outlived its usefulness as a professional membership organization.
In fact, stories about teachers’ frustrations of having to pay money to a group that doesn’t represent their beliefs or values is getting more and more traction in the media. Here are the latest stories about teachers speaking out about their desire to control where their paycheck dollars go:
Apollo-Ridge High School teacher sues PSEA over dues
Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing, OC Teacher Leading Fight Against Union Dues Speaks To CBS2/KCAL9
Massachusetts Teacher forced to pay $600 to Union despite desire to opt out