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July 12, 2019

NEA bars exit to local unions who want to leave

Most teachers love their local union. The NEA knows that, and its new rules will make it much harder for ...

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July 3, 2019

A year after Janus, teachers still don’t know their rights

A new poll has revealed that most teachers still don’t know they can leave the two main teachers’ unions—...

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June 27, 2019

One year since Janus and new AFFT brings wins

One year ago today, Mark Janus won freedom for government workers. Since then, our members have been speaking up for ...

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June 18, 2019

Why union recertification laws promote democracy

Last year, Florida passed a law that automatically removes a teachers’ union as representative if less than half of educators ...

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June 11, 2019

For Ohio teachers, going “local-only” has meant happier educators and a better work environment

In 2013, a group of Ohio teachers found a growing rift between their local union and the National Education Association. In ...

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May 31, 2019

New teacher contracts still have fair share fees

It’s been almost a year since Janus v. AFSCMEoverturned 40 years of government-sector labor precedent. Now, employees who decide ...

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May 23, 2019

National proposal to make ousting a union easier highlights Pennsylvania’s shortcomings

Private sector and public sector workers have different rules when it comes to unionizing. The first group is governed by ...

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May 16, 2019

Again, not all teachers want to strike

As teacher strikes continue, news is emerging of educators who don't want to walk out. They argue that strikes hurt ...

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May 10, 2019

Risking children’s futures to score political point

Pittsburgh native Katy Phillips is a finance professional with options. She doesn’t have to teach math in a public ...

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May 3, 2019

The power of local

In 2015, the Memphis-Shelby County Education Association became America’s second-largest teachers’ union to leave the NEA and create their own ...

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