Wisconsin Teachers Exercise Janus Rights
Wisconsin teachers have been exercising their right to freedom since Act 10 in 2010, and continue to do so since the Janus decision. The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) must not be serving teachers’ needs. Wisconsin teachers have continued to take advantage of their right to freedom of association in 2015 when a Right to Work Law was passed, and now, the Janus decision continues to affirm their right to refrain from forced union membership. Chris Rochester has the story at the MacIver Institute.
Wisconsin’s largest teachers’ union again is a national leader in membership losses.The union now stands at just 32,130 active members. Before the passage of Act 10, WEAC had 98,000 members. That means its member rolls have declined by 67 percent since 2011.
Nearly 54 percent of active union members left the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) between 2012 and 2017, according to data from the Education Intelligence Agency. That’s the largest drop-off in the country over the last five years. The union now stands at just 32,130 active members.