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Teacher's Union Lost 70,000 Members Last Year

OPechanga Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 12:36 PM
Just think how many union members would drop out IF we stopped paying the union dues FOR THEM. Let''s have them mail their dues and let the union collect them. WHY should WE pay for the transfers of funds to the unions? No wonder our mail system is behind.

This is actually pretty incredible news. According to Mike Antonucci over at Intercepts, the National Education Association is down 70,000 teachers.

This passes for good news these days when it comes to union membership, but the National Education Association is down 70,000 members compared with this point last year. The reason it is relatively good news is because the union budgeted for a loss of 130,000 teachers and 10,000 education support employees in the 2012-13 school year.

Of course, the school year isn’t over yet, but the budget projection did seem excessive, considering...

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