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 newly released survey from a group that advocates for choice in union membership.

And teachers under the age 35 are significantly more likely than older teachers to want to negotiate their own contract.

The group Teacher Freedom, which provides information on how to opt out of union membership, surveyed 2,000 teachers last spring in 22 states that were affected by the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision. (A polling company conducted the survey through an online opt-in panel in which members sign up to take surveys in exchange for rewards.)

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