Florida Union Officials Withdraw Monopoly Bargaining Legal Challenge

Florida Education Association (FEA) teacher and other union officials have backed off on a lawsuit challenging HB 7055.  This House Bill requires teacher unions to be recertified if their dues-paying membership falls below half in any given district.  While the bill is a step in the right direction, it does not remove exclusive representation power and prestige in Right to Work Florida.   John Haughey has the story on mdjonline.com.

The state’s largest teachers union and other plaintiffs have dropped their July 2018 lawsuit against a state law adopted that year that requires teacher unions to be regularly recertified to represent employees.

The Florida Education Association (FEA) is among plaintiffs that filed a one-paragraph notice of dismissal on Nov. 1, two weeks before Leon County Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey was scheduled to hear the state’s request for summary judgment upholding 2018’s House Bill 7055, a massive education omnibus bill that includes a provision that teacher unions must be re-certified if fewer than 50 percent of employees eligible for representation are dues-paying members.