One Year After Janus, What Do Teachers Think?

One Year After Janus Teacher Poll Results

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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.
More than half of teachers are not aware they no longer have to pay union dues

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 the Janus decision was positive

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 feel they should be free to leaver or join the union any time

Teachers say unions care too much about politics, revenue, and protecting ineffective teachers.

Teachers feel unions are mis-prioritizing

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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+).