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NEA Braces for Supreme Court Decision in Friedrichs vs. CTA
posted by: Alana | September 01, 2015, 09:26 AM

 

Big news has broken about the number of NEA agency fee payers nationwide. For the first time ever, quantities of teachers who decline NEA membership in compulsory union states–also known as agency fee payers– has been made public courtesy of the Education Intelligence Agency.

 

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In celebration of National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), AAE released its Workforce and Pension Membership Survey for 2015. Poll results show teachers hold forward-thinking stances geared towards labor reform, particularly with regard to the changing profession and collective bargaining.

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Originally published on EdWeek.org.

 

As a veteran educator and advocate for teacher freedom, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall. Their decision could send shock-waves through the teaching profession and once and for all empower teachers to make educated decisions about union membership.

 

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Welcome to National Employee Freedom Week 2015!
posted by: Alana | August 17, 2015, 05:56 PM

 

National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW) is a national campaign aimed at educating teachers and other employees about their options regarding union membership. NEFW was co-created by AAE and the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) because labor unions like the NEA don’t inform their members of their legal rights to opt-out of membership, leaving millions of teachers and other employees completely unaware that they have options.

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By Conner Dunleavy

 

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has recently started bracing itself for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The decision could potentially end the practice of forced unionism from coast to coast allowing educators ultimate control over their paychecks.

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By Conner Dunleavy

 

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it will take up the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. This landmark case challenges the ability of unions to collect dues from employees who may not wish to be a part of the union or object to the use of their dues on issues which they fundamentally disagree with. This case lays out a First Amendment freedom of speech challenge to the long standing forced unionism policy.

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By Conner Dunleavy

 

The Collier County Educator’s Association in Florida has threatened to take legal action against School Board Member Kelly Lichter as an attempt to silence her efforts to make local educators aware of their professional options for association membership.

 

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Just this month, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Rademacher wrote a narrative in the Education Post about his experience with the teachers union that bestowed him such a title. And to put it bluntly, despite his support of the union model, his union expose describes a less than enthusiastic account of his involvement.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued an executive order yesterday designed to prevent government employees (including teachers) from being forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

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Out with the Old, in with the New!
posted by: Alana | December 15, 2014, 07:35 PM
Mike Antonucci from the Education Intelligence Agency couldn’t have put it better when he said that for unions to really make great strides on behalf of Millenials in the teaching profession it “would require sacrificing the interests of those in the room for those still outside of the building.”   Continue Reading...
Judge Rules August Opt-Out Illegal in Michigan
posted by: Alana | September 05, 2014, 10:22 AM
Yesterday, Michigan Administrative Law Judge Julia C. Stern found the union guilty of unfair labor practices and mandated that public employees be allowed to resign from membership at any time. Here’s what you people are asking…   Continue Reading...

AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner's op-ed in the Providence Journal:

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In honor of our second annual National Employee Freedom Week - a nationwide campaign offering an unparalleled focus on the freedoms union employees have to opt out of union membership - we are sharing stories of how worker freedom impacts American teachers.   Continue Reading...
In honor of our second annual National Employee Freedom Week - a nationwide campaign offering an unparalleled focus on the freedoms union employees have to opt out of union membership - we are sharing stories of teachers who have exercised their rights and have chosen the organization that best meets their needs.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: June 25, 2014
posted by: Alix | June 26, 2014, 12:00 AM
Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.   Continue Reading...

Despite the advent of right-to-work laws in Michigan, the Michigan Education Association (MEA) recently sent bill collectors after a kindergarten teacher and AAE member for her “unpaid union dues.”

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As many teachers know, right-to-work laws are drastically changing the climate for educators in the state of Michigan. No longer required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment, teachers across the state are exercising their rights and leaving the MEA in record numbers.

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Two AAE member educators, Regional Membership Director Kristi Lacroix, and coalition of other local stakeholders testified Thursday before a Pennsylvania House committee in support of a new paycheck protection bill designed to promote teacher freedom of choice and union accountability.   Continue Reading...

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to reflect on the profession and the daily struggles teachers face.

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Recently, while reviewing teachers union contracts in Michigan’s 200 biggest public school districts, the Mackinac Center For Public Policy found a clause giving “special consideration” to applicants that are of the non-Christian faith.

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