EdStat: In the Five Years Following Right-to-Work Reform in Wisconsin, the National Education Association (NEA) Affiliate Lost Approximately 52 Percent of its Members

During the same period of time, trends in agency-shop states remained stable.

EdStat: The National Education Association is Currently Estimating Membership Losses at 300,000 Nationwide

Membership losses will result in a steep decline in revenue.

EdStat: Six States have Passed Right-to-Work Legislation in the Past Eight Years

An upcoming Supreme Court decision might end the controversial practice of allowing public-sector unions to collect agency fees.

After Janus

A new era of teachers union activism

Of Teacher Strikes, Inigo Montoya, and Claims of ‘Justice’

When everyone starts hitching their competing agendas to the siren call of “justice,” public decisions morph into a carnival of clashing absolutes. This makes it harder to find common ground.

Teacher Strikes Morph from Pocketbook Clash to Partisan Street Theater

The teacher strikes have quickly gone from a plucky fight over paychecks to an increasingly polarizing progressive crusade over tax and spending policy.

5 Thoughts on the Teacher Strikes

Ten weeks ago, hardly anyone saw West Virginia and Oklahoma coming.

EdStat: West Virginia Teachers Secured a 5 Percent Pay Raise by Striking

Maybe we need to rethink how teachers’ pay schedules are structured.

EdStat: The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Lasted 9 Days

Could labor activism mean that unions are getting weaker?

Do Strikes Signal Union Strength?

Power and the West Virginia teachers’ strike

EdStat: Being Exposed to a Duty-to-Bargain Law for All 12 Years of Schooling Reduces Male Earnings by Almost $1,500 Per Year

“Duty-to-bargain” laws require school districts to negotiate with teachers unions in good faith.

What Lies Ahead for Teachers’ Unions After Janus?

We should not discount unions’ ability to adapt their political strategies to find influence even when the pendulum is swinging away from their interests.

Teacher Collective Bargaining and Student Learning

The evidence suggests that teacher collective bargaining leads to worse student outcomes that are reflected in long-run labor market success.

Please, Let Research Inform the Union Debate

There’s emerging evidence that what’s in collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) can influence important outcomes.

Judgment Day for Union Agency Fees

High court hears oral argument in Janus v. AFSCME

EdStat: 44% of the Public Oppose Agency Fees

Forty-four percent of the public oppose the practice of requiring teachers to pay fees to unions they choose not to join, while just 37% support the practice.

Lynchpin of Teachers Union Power Returns to the Supreme Court

If the Court rules against agency fees it would cause teachers unions’ membership to shrink and the unions’ political and economic wings to be clipped.

In the News: Supreme Court Poised to Deal a Sharp Blow to Unions for Teachers and Public Employees

The Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving the agency fees that teachers and other public employees are required to pay to unions even if they choose not to join the unions.

Teachers Unions Blow an Easy Chance to Walk the Walk

Why are the unions not more concerned about a new study finding that 28% of district teachers miss more than ten days of school for personal and sick leave?

In the News: Teachers Union Adopts New, Anti-Charter School Policy

Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly approved a policy statement on charter schools that aims to limit the growth of charter schools and regulate the schools more closely.

Agency Fees Could Be Back on Death Row

If the four Supreme Court justices who sided with Friedrichs vote to hear Mark Janus’s case, and if Neil Gorsuch votes according to expectations, agency fees could be dead by the end of the court’s next term.

Why Most Teachers Get a Bad Deal on Pensions

State plans create more losers than winners, and many get nothing at all

The End of Teacher Tenure?

Tenure arrived in K–12 education as a trickle-down from higher ed. Will the demise of tenure follow a similar sequence?

American Teachers Unions Oppose Innovative Schools—in Africa

Bridge Academies show promising results in Kenya and Uganda, but unions see them only as a threat.

Justice Deferred

Supreme Court lets agency fees stand

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