June 27, 2018

What the Janus Decision Means for Teacher Unions

Read the entire article in the New York Times by Dana Goldstein and Erica L. Green.

It has been months of whiplash for teachers’ unions. The nation’s highest court decided on Wednesday that they, and other public sector unions, can no longer collect agency fees from nonmembers, which are currently mandatory in 22 states.

The ruling came down after the unions racked up a series of victories early this year, taking part in teacher walkouts in six states and winning raises and new education dollars from conservative lawmakers.

Now, teachers’ unions could lose up to a third of their members and funding as a result of the decision, labor experts say, some of the same money that fueled the walkouts.

To read the compete article, visit the New York Times.