What Happens if You Don’t Pay Your Union Dues?

In recent years, the topic of union dues and the rights of workers has garnered attention, especially in the education sector. As you navigate your professional rights, it’s essential to understand the intricacies of union dues and their associated obligations. Understanding Union Dues and Membership When you start at a school, union representatives often provide […]

Star-Ledger Editorial Board Cites Sunlight Report in Scathing Editorial on Excessive Pay for NJEA Leadership

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on theSunlight Policy Center of New Jersey blog. Kudos to the Star-Ledger Editorial Board for their scathing criticism of the excessive pay for NJEA leadership.  The Star-Ledger continues to publish well researched, courageous and truthful editorials about the facts of the NJEA leadership’s compensation. The Board drew extensively from […]

Why Opt Out? — One Teacher’s Story

Editor’s note: Lauren is a 2nd grade teacher. We asked her why she decided to opt out of her teacher’s union. Here is her story. It’s Monday morning and my alarm goes off at 4:55am to start another week. I’m already exhausted. I quickly get ready, grab my lunch, and throw my bags in the […]