Unions

In Newton, Mass., a Union Beats Parents to the Punch on Distance Learning

“A complete and utter joke,” a parent complains, as teachers get full salaries and students get a few hours a week at most of live instruction.
Students from L.A. Unified's Encino Charter Elementary School —dressed in red to support their teachers—attended a community- organized “strike school” in an Encino, Calif., home. Parents took turns hosting children during the teacher strike.

Building on Shaky Ground

Reforming a divided school system in Los Angeles

The Strikes Keep Coming

Will districts demand reform in exchange for needed raises?

The Education Exchange: Public Sector Unions Not Devastated by Janus

When the Supreme Court ruled last year in Janus v. Afscme that unions could no longer collect agency fees from employees who choose not to join, many predicted a major decline in union membership. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public union membership declined less than 1% in 2018. In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Daniel DiSalvo.

Q&A: Eleanor Goetzinger

A veteran teacher reflects on the Oklahoma strike

Health Care for Life

Will teachers' post-retirement benefits break the bank?

How Did Major Newspapers Cover the 2018 Teacher Strikes?

Tens of thousands of teachers in six states walked out of their schools, attracting media attention across the country.

The Education Exchange: Why Did the Supreme Court Change Course on Agency Fees?

On the last day of its 2017-2018 term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus vs. AFSCME that public employee unions can no longer collect agency fees from non-members. Clint Bolick, an associate justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss why the U.S. Supreme Court felt it was necessary to overrule a decision from the 1970s allowing agency fees.

EdStat: 54% of Public School Teachers are Opposed to Agency Fees

Only 25% of the public favor collecting union dues from non-members.

EdStat: Following the Janus Supreme Court Decision, Unions in 22 States Can No Longer...

Six states had already passed right-to-work legislation removing unions’ rights to assess agency fees.

Newsletter

Notify Me When Education Next Posts a Big Story