Florida Teacher Unions Scared of New Legislation
Florida House Bill 25 has teacher union officials are mobilizing their forces to keep forced representation. Exclusive representation legislation usually allows teacher unions to become the bargaining agent in a district when 50 percent plus one vote in favor of the union. Florida House Bill 25 would allow the school board to decertify any teacher union with less than 50% of the membership in a specific district. WJHG has the story.
A labor organizations bill in the Florida Legislature could have a big impact on teachers unions if passed.
“What it would do is enshrine into law that any teachers union in the state that has less than 50 percent of the teachers as members could be de-certified by the school board,” Alexis Underwood, President of the Association of Bay County Educators, said.