One Year After Janus, What Do Teachers Think?
Most teachers do not know they can leave the union without paying a fee.
52 percent of teachers do not know that under Janus, they can leave their union without paying a fee.
Misconceptions about rights are widespread.
83 percent of K-12 teachers don’t fully understand their rights with respect to union membership.
Teachers think the Janus decision is positive.
Once informed about their rights, more teachers say the Janus decision will have a positive impact on the teaching profession than a negative one.
Teachers feel they should be free to join or leave the union at any time.
84 percent believe teachers should be able to join or leave a union at any time.
Teachers say unions care too much about politics, revenue, and protecting ineffective teachers.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,003 US teachers. Fieldwork was undertaken between May 29 – June 9, 2019. The poll was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US teachers (aged 18+).