February 28, 2012

200,000 teachers decide against joining the union

By Joshua P. Thompson Senior Attorney

This past year, three states passed right-to-work laws, allowing public workers to opt out of union membership.  Unsurprisingly, the National Education Association has 200,000 fewer members this year.  It’s amazing.  When the government stops forcing teachers from contributing to unions, the union rolls drop.  Maybe, just maybe, the union doesn’t represent the views of all teachers.

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