Let’s Not Forget Taxpayers’ Obligation to Union Dues

Larry Sand does a fine job of laying out how taxpayer money pays for the collection of union dues, a practice that could end with the Janus v. AFSCME decision.  Check out the story on californiapolicycenter.org.

As we await a ruling in the public employee freedom case, it’s time to liberate taxpayers from being forced to support a union.

The California Teachers Association is projecting a loss of 23,000 members, according to Mike Antonucci. The union also figures to lose a great majority of its 28,000 fee payers, those who have quit the union but still are forced to pay an “agency fee,” the amount of money the union claims it costs to represent them. But as a way to soften the financial hit, CTA has announced a per-teacher dues raise of $23 a year for the 2018-2019 school year, bringing the state component for teachers’ dues to $700 annually, which will help ease the pain of lost members.