Questions & Answers
The National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation’s recent Supreme Court victory in Janus v. AFSCME has freed all public sector teachers from forced-unionism. Effectively, the U.S. entire public sector is now Right to Work.
If you want to exercise your newly-won Janus Rights, visit MyJanusRights.org and resign from your public-sector union.
Now only private-sector teachers can be forced to pay union fees. (e.g. Private School Teachers, Private College operated Charter School Employees)
Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism (CEAFU) is a Special Project of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., dedicated to eliminating coercive union power and compulsory unionism in education through public information and education.
CEAFU is dedicated to preserving the educator’s freedom of choice by opposing all forms of forced unionism in the academic community, including “exclusive representation,” the “agency shop” and “maintenance of membership” agreements.
CEAFU supports teacher and education personnel whose human and civil rights have been violated as a consequence of compulsory unionism.
Through an extensive education program, CEAFU works with teachers, administrators, and citizens vitally interested in the nation’s schools, who believe their freedom of choice is threatened by coercive unionism. CEAFU distributes instructional materials about Right to Work and research on compulsory unionism.
We agree that every educator should be free to join whichever organization he or she believes will work toward his or her goals. We do not believe any educator, however, should be forced to accept an organization’s representation against his or her will.
See our Faces of Freedom Section for stories about dedicated teachers who were fired for refusing to pay tribute to teachers’ labor unions.
One of the first questions you will face when you arrive for the first day of teachers’ meetings will likely be whether or not to join the local association or union. You may even be pressured to join a teacher union in order to student teach.
It is important now to expand your knowledge, to understand the priorities and goals of the various organizations so that you will be prepared to make an informed decision.
CEAFU’s website has been designed to answer questions on topics we believe will be most helpful to you. If you have additional questions, please contact us.