Opt Out Today 

Public school employees are finally free to make their own decision about paying union dues. You now have the option to keep more of your paycheck.  

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME, 585 US, that public employees can no longer be required to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

The Supreme Court decision protects your rights as a employee:

“The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form of payment to a public-sector union may be deducted from an employee, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.” — Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion

At this time, only private-sector employees in certain states can be legally compelled to pay any union dues or fees.

To learn more about how to exercise your constitutional rights and opt out of union membership, go to OptOutToday.com to opt out.

"You see, much of the "union dues" teacher pay doesn't have anything to do with negotiating contracts or other services. A lot of it goes to a top-heavy staff of lobbyists and political operatives. Together, the NEA and AFT employ more than three thousand officials at an average annual compensation of more than $100,000. Much of this operation consists of political arm-twisters in the federal and state capitols." 

An Open Letter to Educators, Teacher Choice by Alveda King

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