Freedom for workers – teachers can get out of paying union dues

By Paul Kersey
Illinois public school teachers are required to financially support unions whether they want to or not. They don’t have much of a choice – it’s either pay up, or give up teaching. Union bosses claim to have teachers’ best interests in mind, but despite this they sometimes make outrageous demands that cost teachers their jobs....

TAGS: agency fees, Civil Rights Act, hudson rights, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, TRS: Teachers’ Retirement System

Beck rights and abstention: The ways around a toxic union

By Paul Kersey
A recent Google Consumer Surveys poll shows that a third of union household members would quit their union if it weren’t for the fact that doing so would cost them their jobs. Because Illinois lacks a Right-to-Work law, thousands of workers are forced to pay dues or fees to a union that they don’t believe...

TAGS: Civil Rights Act, unions