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OPINION | Why haven't more teachers left the union after Janus?
One year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 40-year precedent by forbidding public-sector unions from collecting dues from nonmembers. ...
NEWS | Should Teachers Be Able to Negotiate Their Own Contracts?
Just over a third of teachers say they would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves, according to a ...
NEWS | Mark Janus promotes bill to allow Kansas teachers, others to leave union at any time
The namesake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision involving union fees says Kansas law should be changed to ensure ...
PRESS | Employee Rights Notification Bill Passes House Committee
Today, the House Labor and Industry Committee passed the employee rights notification bill, HB 785. Sponsored by Rep. Kate Klunk ...
OPINION | For union members, knowledge is power
Francisco Molina knows what it takes to overcome adversity. Raised by a single mother from just 3 years old, Molina ...
PRESS | NJ Teachers Challenge State Law Limiting Janus
Before Janus, New Jersey public school teachers Susan Fischer and Jeanette Speck, along with five million other public sector workers, ...
NEWS | 5 Teachers Sue California Union Over Forced Dues Collection
Five California educators on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state’s top teachers’ union from collecting dues through ...
NEWS | 5 teachers sue California union over forced dues collection
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five California educators on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state’s top teachers union ...
OPINION | The American labor movement should embrace free association
Labor leaders are enjoying a round of self-congratulatory press, claiming to have survived a Supreme Court ruling that these very ...
PODCAST | Public-Sector Unions After Janus
Daniel DiSalvo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision in Janus ...
NEWS | Teacher Sues UTLA, LAUSD Over Union Dues Being Deducted From Her Paychecks
The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a teacher who claims union dues are being ...
PRESS | Massachusetts Supreme Court Hears Educators’ Challenge to Teacher Union’s Government-Granted Coercive Powers
Boston, MA – Tomorrow, a National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorney will deliver arguments at the Massachusetts ...
NEWS | Palatine school worker sues union, saying he’s forced to pay dues despite Supreme Court ruling that bars practice
A northwest suburban school employee is suing his labor union, saying he’s being blocked from opting out of membership despite ...
NEWS | These 2 Teachers Wanted to Quit Their Union, They’ve Decided to Sue
Susan G. Fischer teaches Italian in New Jersey public schools. All in all, she calculates that she’s involuntarily ceded about ...
NEWS | Report: Teachers' dues don't stay local
BOSTON — Teachers unions in Massachusetts send the vast majority of members’ dues to state and national offices, instead of ...
OPINION | Unions claim to avoid Janus disaster — but are they?
Union officials are gloating that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME has not affected the labor movement. ...
NEWS | 'We're Bringing Education Back': Takeaways From The Election
Hello! We know there’s a lot of news out there, but we’re bringing you an education-centric take on the midterms, ...
PRESS | New Jersey Teachers File Class Action Lawsuit against Teacher Union for Violating Rights under Supreme Court’s Janus Decision
Class action lawsuit challenges a NJ law that blocks workers from exercising First Amendment rights outside 10 day “window period” ...
NEWS | Teachers unions skirt political blow from Janus ruling ahead of midterms
Teachers unions appear to have dodged a serious blow to their political activity and membership rolls following a sweeping Supreme ...
NEWS | After court loss, California unions still have big money for politics. It might not be enough
Fresh off a Supreme Court loss that stripped them of millions of dollars in an annual revenue, California public employee ...
NEWS | Post 'Janus,' Nation's Largest Teachers' Union Sees Signs of Membership Decline
The nation’s largest teachers’ union is seeing the first signs of a membership exodus, according to a report from the ...
ANALYSIS | Union Report Exclusive: Internal Report Shows NEA Losses of 17,000 Members and 87,000 Fee Payers Since Janus Decision
The National Education Association is feeling the first effects of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, which ended the practice ...
NEWS | Teachers' unions sue to block new state law
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Unions representing teachers and other public employees sued on Monday to try to block a new ...
SURVEY | 1-in-3 Gov Workers Could Leave Union
One-in-three public sector workers would leaver their unions given the chance, according to a new poll. Government union members won ...
PRESS | The Buckeye Institute Files Third Lawsuit Demanding Recognition of Public-Sector Workers’ First Amendment Rights
Columbus, OH – On the heels of its two previous lawsuits filed in federal district courts in Minnesota and Ohio ...
NEWS | Two months after ruling, unions still assessing impact of Janus case
It’s been two months since the Supreme Court handed Gov. Bruce Rauner a huge victory in a landmark case that ...
OPINION | In Janus Aftermath, Unions Should Embrace Freedom
Across the country, public school teachers are returning to the classroom. But this year there is something different: no teacher ...
SURVEY | EdStat: On the 2018 EdNext poll, public support for increasing teacher pay jumps by 13 percentage points
On the 2018 EdNext survey, among respondents provided with information on average teacher salaries prevailing in their state, 49% of ...
SURVEY | 2018 Survey Results: Over half of public-sector union workers support Janus decision
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government workers cannot be forced to pay fees to a labor union. Many ...
OPINION | Jade Thompson: Marietta teacher tells her union ‘¡No más!’
As a public-school teacher who has been teaching Spanish to high school students in Marietta for 15 years now, I ...
NEWS | 5 Teachers Share What They Actually Buy For Their Classrooms
As their children head back to school, many parents send along with them supplies for their teachers, including Kleenex tissues, ...
OPINION | Rotherham: What Will Teachers Unions Look Like After the Supreme Court’s Janus Decision?
It’s been more than a month since the Supreme Court’s landmark Janus decision making financial support for unions completely voluntary ...
OPINION | Bill Bennett: States are resisting the Janus decision – Will union workers ever get a break?
The much-discussed Supreme Court decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) ...
PRESS | In Wake of Janus Decision, Non-Union Teacher Association Doubles Job Protection Benefits for Members
Mission Viejo, CA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), a national non-union professional educator association, announced today that it ...
PRESS | Following Janus Decision, The Buckeye Institute Blazes Trail in Suing for Immediate Recognition of Workers’ First Amendment Rights
Columbus, OH – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, The Buckeye Institute filed two separate lawsuits and ...
OPINION | The Janus Decision May Restore Respect for Teaching as a Profession (American Spectator)
Teaching is a noble profession. It enlightens minds, promotes wisdom and insight, and opens the doors of opportunity to a ...
ANALYSIS | Union Report: More Bad News for Unions — Many May Have to Disclose Their Finances (The74)
Most of what members and the general public know about how unions spend dues money comes courtesy of the Labor ...
NEWS | Oregon public employee gets first refund of union fees after Janus ruling
An employee at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has won the first refund of mandatory union fees stemming ...
ANALYSIS | AFSCME’s push for rent control proves the importance of the Janus union-dues ruling
What do the following two things have in common: The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing government workers to opt ...
PRESS | Oregon Civil Servant Wins First Refund of Forced-Fees under Janus Precedent as SEIU Returns Two Years of Fees
Eugene, OR – A federal First Amendment lawsuit brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys and ...
ANALYSIS | Teachers’ Unions Plan to Become ‘More Political, Not Less Political’
In a landmark First Amendment decision, the Supreme Court ruled earlier this summer in Janus v. AFSCME that states cannot ...
PRESS | The Buckeye Institute Wins First Major Post-Janus Victories for Public Employees
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute has secured the first major post-Janus v. AFSCME legal victories for two of its ...
ANALYSIS | Why the American Federation of Teachers Is Uniquely Vulnerable to the Supreme Court’s Janus Verdict on Mandatory Union Fees (The74)
The American Federation of Teachers held its biennial convention in Pittsburgh this month. Fresh off the Supreme Court ruling in ...
OPINION | After Janus: Vindication and Hope
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court took a significant step toward restoring individual liberty for all government employees, including faculty ...
OPINION | How teachers unions can survive (Vox)
The Supreme Court’s recent Janus v. AFSCME decision, which gave public service employees the right to stop paying any dues ...
OPINION | The Janus Decision Scored a Major Win for Workers’ Rights. Here’s What Should Come Next.
Last month’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees hit public-sector unions like ...
NEWS | Teachers Unions Scramble to Save Themselves After Supreme Court’s Blow
The team of teachers pulled up to the school custodian’s house on a steamy summer day hoping to close the ...
NEWS | Illinois state workers who opted out of union membership see pay increases
State workers previously paying “fair share” fees no longer have money deducted from their paychecks on behalf of a union. ...
OPINION | After Janus, will we see teachers union of tomorrow?
by Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teaching Quality (NCTQ) Make no bones about it. Teachers unions are reeling from ...
NEWS | In wake of Supreme Court ruling on union fees, Minnesota teachers decide whether to opt out or go all in
Last weekend, Ryan Fiereck received a phone call from a telemarketer who was very curious about his political leanings and ...
NEWS | Feuding teachers' unions battle over package delivery
What’s in the box sitting in the middle of the Clark County Education Association’s parking lot? That was at the ...
ANALYSIS | NEA Budget Cuts Don’t Include Executives’ Salaries
By Mike Antonucci, The74 We reported exclusively in May that the National Education Association planned to cut $50 million from ...
OPINION | California Teachers Association wields outsized influence over national teacher union policies (LA School Report)
The National Education Association held its annual Representative Assembly in Minneapolis last week. Six thousand delegates, representing teachers and education ...
NEWS | After Janus Ruling, Teachers Are Suing for Return of Fees They've Paid Their Unions
Seven teachers in California filed a class-action lawsuit seeking repayment of fees previously paid to their union, after the Supreme ...
OPINION | Why I took my case over forced union dues to the Supreme Court (Washington Post)
Mark Janus was the plaintiff in Janus v. AFSCME. My home state of Illinois is in financial free fall. The ...
NEWS | Mass. Teachers' Unions Say They're Ready For Life After 'Janus' Ruling
Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME could remake the way that American teachers’ unions do business. But in ...
OPINION | Supreme Court’s Janus decision is a win for government workers (and all Americans)
By Trey Kovacs, Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) In its 5-4 ruling Wednesday in Janus vs. AFSCME (American Federation ...
OPINION | Supreme Court’s Janus v AFSCME ruling will force unions to be more accountable: Teacher
By Aaron Anthony Benner, Public School Teacher As a teacher in Minnesota, I didn’t have a choice about whether or ...
NEWS | Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions?
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Wednesday that will reverberate through America’s schools for years. In Janus v. AFSCME, ...
NEWS | ‘Don’t count us out’: After Janus decision, teachers unions vow to fight and conservative groups celebrate
Teachers unions across the country are reeling from the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that could limit their funding and political ...
OPINION | Union Report: NEA Members Want More Say in How Union Decides Presidential Endorsements. But Leaders Are Refusing to Loosen Their Grip
By Mike Antonucci, The74 The officers and elected representatives of the National Education Association are rarely at odds with one ...
OPINION | Let’s support teachers by backing their freedom to choose whether or not to join a union
By Colin Sharkey, Executive Vice President, Association of American Educators (AAE) As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week this week, teachers ...
ANALYSIS | What Janus means for teachers unions
By Julie Underwood, Phi Delta Kappan The Supreme Court will soon issue a ruling on whether public employees, including teachers, ...
ANALYSIS | How Will a Janus Ruling Impact Teachers and Unions in Each State? Data & Interactive Maps Tell the Story
By The74 At long last, the Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on the much-discussed Janus v. AFSCME case. ...
ANALYSIS | Here Are the Teachers' Unions' Arguments in the Supreme Court Case on Union Fees
By EdWeek As the two major national teachers’ unions brace for a U.S. Supreme Court case that could cause a ...