July 18, 2018
This month Larry Sand wrote an article, published by the California Policy Center. It is in reference to the Supreme Court decision that the United States is now a Right-To-Work country. Unions can no longer force people to be automatically members of their unions. People have the option to stay out or sign up. No automatic membership!!
Below are some excerpts from Larry Sand’s article. You can see the rest of the article here: … https://californiapolicycenter.org/no-dues-without-political-representation/
“All this leads to Janus v AFSCME, the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. becoming a right-to-work country. And it puts conservative and libertarian teachers in California and 21 other states in a powerful position. Prior to the ruling, teachers who didn’t like their unions’ political spending could opt out of paying the political portion of their union dues – usually about 35 percent of the total. A teacher would have to resign from the union, but still have to pay an “agency fee” of about $700 to their local union, and its state and national affiliates (usually CTA/NEA). But now no teacher has to pay a penny to a union as a condition of employment.”
“Conservative and libertarian teachers should start playing hardball and demand that the union change its political spending habits before they agree to join or maintain their membership.”
“One hundred thousand educators have a lot of power. Those teachers have been paying over $100 million a year in dues – every year – to the teachers union. It’s about time they begin to make some demands.”
See the entire article here.