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Senate Bill 1014 is an attempt to divide educators and to take away freedoms they currently have to collectively fight for what is best for students.
We must join together and stand up to those who would try to divide us. Tell members of the Senate Rules Committee to reject big government overreach and to vote no on SB 1014.
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If you’re not sure what to say, you can find talking points on these bills below.
Members of the Rules Committee
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- Educators have gone above and beyond to ensure their students’ needs are met this year. It is shameful that in return for their dedication they are facing divisive attacks from lawmakers.
- It’s time for legislators to listen to educators and give them the support they need instead of continuing to offer solutions to problems that simply don’t exist.
- SB 1014 limits your freedom to join with your fellow educators to advocate for your working conditions and for the needs of your students.
- This bill singles out K-12 teachers and higher education faculty and takes away rights from them that every other public worker maintains.
- Educators currently have the right to have payments for many items such as health insurance, life insurance, gym membership, union dues and much more deducted directly from their paychecks. In some counties, there are more than 500 options educators have for payroll deductions and this bill attacks just one of them–the right to pay union dues in the manner of the educator’s choosing.
- A non-partisan analysis of HB 835 (which is identical to SB 1014) shows the bill will cost taxpayers almost $400,000 because additional staff will be need to be hired to deal with increased paperwork and workload at the Public Employee Relations Commission.
What the bill does
SB 1014 (full text) does not add or strengthen any rights. Instead it seeks to impose government interference in your currently existing right to join a union.
Specifically, it requires the following:
- Your local union to include “Right to Work” propaganda on membership. applications in bold face, 14-point font
- Members must rejoin their union every year creating unnecessary paperwork and potential breaks in your membership even when you want to remain a member.
- Any support higher education union must be over 50% or automatically decertified. This is currently in place for K-12 instructional units and only applies to education unions – no other unions.
- Your local union to turn over members’ names and information to the Public Employee Relations Commission if requested. Some members currently pay cash in order to avoid their administrator or others from knowing they are a member; this bill could remove the option to keep union membership anonymous.