Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling leaves millions of teachers and other government workers forced to pay union “fair share” fees as a condition of employment.
Teachers in school districts organized by the Ohio Education Association (OEA) are charged $703.33 per year for union membership, and can be forced to pay $688.67 in annual “fair share” fees if they decline to join the union.
UFCW Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young IV told Media Trackers that his union “shouldn’t be held to a different standard than everyone else.”
A class-action suit filed against the Ohio Education Association (OEA) by over a dozen current and former Ohio teachers will likely be settled in July, based on recent court filings.
“So-called ‘Right To Work’ is a dangerous attack on working and middle-class families,” leftist think tank Policy Matters Ohio warned in a recent invitation to a propaganda event organized by union front We Are Ohio.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union’s “transparency.”
Committee to Protect MO Families, a Carpenters’ Union front group, implored Missourians to “stop the vultures from making Missouri a so-called ‘Right to Work’ state” in a social media post over the weekend.
The union misled members about the status and content of labor negotiations.
Last year Ohio Republicans received $165,450 from International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 18, whose campaign against Right to Work has demonized workplace freedom as poisonous and communist.
North Eastern Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) will bash Big Labor’s critics and call for “all good union members to form a phalanx” at an annual conference this weekend, according to a conference agenda posted on the union’s website.