Teachers Need More Freedom to Truly Celebrate this National Employee Freedom Week

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2022
From The Center
Education, Teachers Teachers Unions

This week, educators across the country observe National Employee Freedom Week, a national effort to inform public-sector employees about their right to choose which type of association membership — if any — is right for them.

But for too many teachers across the country, this freedom is being limited and so there is less to celebrate.

In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) that public employees cannot be required to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of...

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