Or the teachers may be tired of having their pay checks targeted while the union leaders get rich and do nothing
Many a year our pay raise did not equal the raise in union dues.
So why join? Pressure from union bosses in the district.
Iow the unions shook down the members and the members now have the power to say no!
They always did have that power. Walker's changes didn't affect the freedom to decertify a union. The main thing he did change was collective bargaining for benefits, which are no longer provided by the union. So other than collective bargaining for salaries, they aren't worth much. If the salaries are the same, they're a waste of money. Still, the teachers may anticipate the need for future collective bargaining power over wages, which is why I offered the caution I did.
“Or the teachers may be tired of having their pay checks targeted while the union leaders get rich and do nothing
Many a year our pay raise did not equal the raise in union dues. So why join?”
In NJ public school teachers are our upper middle class; they still get hefty raises despite a property tax cap because the municipalities simply lay off cops, firemen, public works, etc. to keep them living large. Our teachers also know their pay is completely out of sync with the salaries of those paying the teachers, and they couldn’t care less.
In my area there is little mixing between workfare public employees (of any kind) and taxpayers; the animosity is tangible.
I know a local teacher who had union thugs remove candidate signs from her front yard. When she objected, they told her that as a union member (forced) she could not support that candidate.