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Teacher Choice Gains Steam
posted by: Cindy Omlin | September 28, 2015, 02:16 PM   

In Idaho, the Northwest's only right to work state, active teacher union membership declined 5.7% in one year with a decline of 28.5% over the last five years.  Total active membership was 8,320.

In Washington, a compulsory union fee state, active teacher union membership advanced 2.3% in one year with an advance of .2% over five years.  Total active union membership was 80,258.

In Oregon, another compulsory union fee state, active union membership advanced .9% in one year with a decline of -10.4 over five years.  Total active union membership was 38,036.

See Mr. Antonucci's chart of union membership for 2014 here.

Mr. Antonucci believe that these numbers suggest what a post-Friedrichs world will look like, namely, that if a decision in Friedrich's v. California Teacher Association outlaws compulsory union fees, states gaining members through compulsion will experience a great rupture in active membership as teachers take advantage of their right to choose.  

Northwest Professional Educators will be here to help teachers looking for a union alternative association that provides them with professional protection and support without the politics with which they may disagree.

 


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