Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

Allow teachers to decide whether to fund their union

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – School starts this month for millions of students across our nation. While many students will excitedly embrace new skills and friendships, many of their teachers will be burdened by the conflicts associated with forced unionism.
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Employee Freedom Week: Friedrichs vs. CTA

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NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As an educator in Wisconsin and advocate for teacher freedom of choice, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall.
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Michigan’s largest teachers union fails to disclose 30 percent of its income

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LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, routinely submits financially reports to the federal government, as it is legally required. But the reports can leave outsiders wondering about the source of the roughly 30 percent of its income that is categorized under the heading of “All Other Receipts.”
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National AFT overthrows local teachers union leadership in Florida

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ORLANDO, Fla. – In the name of “holding sacrosanct the democratic rights of its members,” the American Federation of Teachers removed from office the duly elected officers and representatives of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (OCCTA) and placed a national administrator in sole charge.
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Supreme Court to consider ending forced public-sector union dues

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which asks the court to consider whether compulsory public-sector union dues violate the First Amendment right to free speech–which includes the right to be free from compulsory speech.
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