After the recent Supreme Court decision that made the union no longer mandatory, some teachers have asked me how to get out of the teachers union…so here’s some info to get you started:
STEP #1) Union Resignation Letter (send it to the local union and the district office):
Dear Union and Employer:
I, YOUR NAME , notify YOUR LOCAL UNION, herein UNION, and my employer, YOUR EMPLOYER, herein EMPLOYER, of the following:
In case you consider me a member of UNION, I hereby resign from UNION and all of its affiliates, effective immediately.
You do not have my affirmative consent to take any money in union dues or fees from my paycheck. If you believe I have given consent in the past, that consent is revoked, effective immediately. I hereby revoke any prior dues/fees checkoff authorization I may have signed.
This notification is permanent and continuing in nature, unless and until I tell you otherwise. Under Janus v. AFSCME, I insist that you immediately cease deducting any and all union dues or fees from my paycheck.
If you refuse to accept this letter as revoking any prior checkoff authorization, please promptly inform me, in writing, of exactly what steps I must take to effectuate that revocation and stop the deduction of dues/fees from my paycheck for UNION.
Please reply promptly to my request. The further exaction of full union dues or fees from me in a manner inconsistent with this letter will violate my rights under the United States Constitution.
STEP #2: Protect yourself and get $2,000,000 liability insurance (double what CTA/NEA provides…and it only costs $16.50/month). You can sign up HERE.
Please don’t take this as an endorsement to withdraw yourself from the union. Do your own research and due diligence. I just want all information to be available so you can make the best decision for your own family. Below are some other helpful links I have found:
Thanks! And if you choose to leave the union, enjoy your extra $1,000 this year!
Please share with friends and family! The more options people have, the better!