Some lawmakers in Austin are out to take away your freedom to decide how to pay your dues to your union or professional organization. It’s a blatant attempt to weaken the organizations
amplify your voice at the Capitol to stop the privatization and underfunding of our public schools. You can fight back against those bad bills here.
Worse yet, we have Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) telling a group of conservative business people that your union (and the other professional organizations) don’t represent any good teachers, even though membership of all the teacher groups combined makes up some 75% of all the teachers in the state.
He said: “We have a number of fairly large teacher organizations in Texas, but unfortunately they typically don’t represent teachers that I know. They represent the worst of teachers, and they tend to protect the worst.”
That won’t stand. It’s time to tell the likes of Taylor that we’re professionals, we’re committed to inspiring our children to learn, and we value our unions and other organizations. Here’s your chance to say it in your own words. Send a letter here now!
- What does being a teacher mean to you?
- How do you strive to achieve and improve your profession?
- What does your union or organization that represents you mean to you, and how does it support you and you profession?