Educators May Exit Union Sept 24 – 30

Union_Contract_Wordcloud_credit_Michael_Van_Beek.jpgAre you considering resigning from your union? Kim Crockett wrote a helpful article for teachers and Education Service Professionals (ESP’s), posted at the Center of the American Experiment website. There’s a narrow one week each year window for these professionals to not-renew their union membership. That’s now – September 24 – 30.

Crockett acknowledges that making the decision has both emotional and practical considerations, and provides answers to frequently asked question such as alternative sources for liability insurance, assurance regarding pension protections (pensions are school, not union, benefits) and the specific steps needed to opt-out.

illustration credit: Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy