Teacher Union Quote of the Decade!
While the landmark Supreme Court case, Rebecca Friedrichs v. CTA case never came to fruition due to the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia, there are several other cased working their way up through the courts which could free teachers from having to pay forced dues.
Mike Antonucci, Education Intelligence Agency, produces a gem of an observation, the teacher union quote of the decade! He is referring to a statement from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) secretary-treasurer Martin Messner on the possible demise of forced dues for teachers.
One last thing: Messner (NYSUT’s Secretary-Treasurer) announced the union would set aside $70 million by next year “for the battles ahead,” specifically the consequences of potentially losing agency fee.
As England was preparing for invasion during WWII, Winston Churchill said “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”