2 -orgs got together and determined that non-members had to pay 2/3 of the total membership costs, and there was no choice in the matter. Of course the reasoning was that negotiations now took at least a year, and non-members benefited with the new contract, so must also pay for these negotiations. I feel vindicated in my decision when I see the idiot behavior of those who are currently members throughout this country. How can they dare call themselves "professional" and act so disgustingly. I'm embarrassed to say I was a teacher.