A Call to Exercise Your Janus Rights

Larry Sand once again makes the call for teachers in California (and all other states) to exercise their Janus rights and stop paying for political views they do not agree with on the californiapolicyenter.org.

A few years back I was on a panel with then California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, who mentioned during his talk that about 35 percent of his union’s membership was Republican which is roughly the way the rest of the state lines up politically. That means there are about 100,000 right-of-center teachers in the Golden State.

It’s no secret that teachers unions are big political spenders, and in California, no special interest shells out more money than CTA. When asked recently about how CTA chooses its recipients, its leader Eric Heins said, “We decide our spending based on a democratic process with our members.”