More Teachers Must Pay Forced Dues

Jamie Lund comments on a Washington school board’s decision to allow a forced dues clause to be negotiated into the contract.  Check out the story in the South Pierce County Dispatch.

. . . the Eatonville School Board yielded to union bargaining pressure this year and agreed that all but a few teachers would be forced to pay the union roughly $900 for the privilege of teaching Eatonville students.

Also earlier this year, the La Center School Board made the opposite change by adopting a resolution committing to let employees choose whether or not to fund the unions. They affirmed that employees should be in control of their workplace representation by having the right to choose whether to support the union financially.