Developments in the Field of Education

The recent Supreme Court victory attained by the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation in Janus v. AFSCME has freed all public sector teachers from forced unionism. Now, only employees of private institutions are required to pay union fees.

Your newly-won Janus Rights grant you the opportunity to resign from your public sector union. Exercise your right to work today.


Constraints of Our Services

We do not provide legal aid for other employment-related matters such as non-compete clauses, employment at will, general employment discrimination based upon age, race, or disabilities, or questions about internal union affairs for voluntary members.

Opting Out of a Teachers’ Union Membership

Resigning from unions and successfully revoking your dues deduction authorization with the school district can be a long, frustrating, and fruitless experience if you don’t completely understand the requisites of the procedure.

If you wish to resign or revoke your deduction authorization, please contact the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation before you contact your union and/or payroll or personnel department.

Public School Educators

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation aims to defend America’s workers against the abuses of compulsory unionism. We continuously develop new programs and strategies to effectively protect the rights of public school educators.


Tools for Starting Your Own Non-Union Group

Establishing a professional educator group can be a complicated process that involves a great deal of effort, but the payoff will be substantial: You will grant your fellow teachers the freedom to choose an alternative to union membership.

Many independent groups have been in existence since 1975 and earlier, but there is still a need for professional alternatives in many states across the country. If you are interested in setting up a professional educator group in your state, please contact us.

Starting a Non-Union Educator Group

If your education facility has a monopoly bargaining agreement with a teachers’ union, you will have more hurdles to jump than others will. However, even those working in a union-free school system will have obstacles to face. Don’t let that discourage you.

You are not alone. The National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation and CEAFU will be there with you. We have a nationwide network of former and current educators and avid supporters who want to help you bring academic freedom to your workplace.


Union Alternatives for You

We’ve compiled a list of state-by-state union alternatives that are eager to accommodate the needs of educators all across the United States. Check out the following state and national non-union professional educator groups.


Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE)
Ms. Kelly Riley, Executive Director
P.O. Box 22550
Jackson, MS 39225-2550

North Carolina

Professional Educators of North Carolina (PENC)
Bill Medlin, Executive Director
P. O. Box 17129
Raleigh, NC 27609


Professional Oklahoma Educators (POE)
Membership Director
P. O. Box 667
Norman, OK 73070


See Northwest Professional Educators (Washington State)


Keystone Teachers Association of Pennsylvania (KEYTA)
Carol Yeagy, Executive Director
PO Box 548
Camp Hill, PA 17001

South Carolina

Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA)
Tammy Cook, Patrick Cauthen, Membership Services
2015 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201


Professional Educators of Tennessee (PET)
John C. Bowman, Executive Director
Four Corporate Centre, Suite 130
810 Crescent Centre Drive
Franklin, TN 37067


Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
Gary Godsey, Executive Director
305 E. Huntland Drive, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78752-3792


Virginia Professional Educators (VPE)
Mr. John Szewczyk, Executive Director
PO Box 885
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0885


Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE)
Serving Washington state, Oregon, Idaho
Cindy Omlin, Executive Director
PO Box 28496
Spokane, WA 99228-8496

West Virginia

West Virginia Professional Educators (WVPE)
Ernest Page, Executive Director
Route 1, Box 25-B
Red House, WV 25168


National Non-Union Groups for Professional Educators

Christian Educators Association International (CEAI)

Membership Service Center (for individual and state memberships)
PO Box 45610
Westlake, OH 44145

Association of American Educators (AAE)

Mrs. Piete Beckner (for individual and group memberships)
1645 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Exercise Your Employee Rights

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation continues to extend a helping hand to our country’s educators and seeks to inspire them to rise against injustices in the workplace. Contact our team today to receive the legal assistance you need.