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Conservative Groups Push Teachers to Drop Their Unions

Within days of the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish union fees for nonmembers, conservative groups—including ones with ties to Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos—launched email, social media, and billboard campaigns to try to convince teachers not to join their unions. (July 12, 2018)

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Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann.
July 11, 2018 – Teacher
Despite leaders' messages of defiance and solidarity, reminders of the Supreme Court's recent decision to abolish agency fees—and its financial implications for teachers' unions—were everywhere at the National Education Association's yearly convention.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers already make less than comparable employees, and the 'Janus' decision could make things worse, writes Celine McNicholas.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week
We should be cheered by the 'Janus' ruling, but not because it weakens teachers’ unions, writes the Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher and other public employee unions can’t collect agency fees from nonmembers, the court ruled in the Janus case, a decision that could hurt unions' revenue and membership numbers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
The Supreme Court is poised to deliver a blow to the teachers' unions any day now—and labor groups are trying to get ahead of it by pushing controversial state bills.
June 14, 2018 – Education Week
School support staff members, including paraprofessionals, can go unpaid when schools are closed—meaning they had more at risk during statewide walkouts than full-time teachers.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
The left-wing views of leading teacher protesters may be alienating would-be supporters, writes Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week
As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller.
May 21, 2018 – Education Week

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