During a special late night session filled with legislative maneuvering and sharp exchanges between law makers, House Republicans overrode Gov. Perdue’s veto of SB -727 (See SB 727 vote here). The legislation prohibits the state from collecting dues from public school employees. While the new law never specifically mentions the state’s largest teachers association, the [...]
SB 727 (No Dues Check-Off) has been on the House calendar the last two days. The listing means the House could consider the bill — not that they will. Still, there are strong reasons why the House should vote to approve the legislation. Currently state statutes allow only certain organizations to collect membership dues via [...]
Our friends at the Education Intelligence Agency have posted membership numbers for the National Education Association (NEA) for 2009-2010 (see numbers here). Of 55 state and local unions, 39 recorded declines in membership. Nationally, NEA claims 2,866,063 members, down 1.4 percent from 2008-09. Data for North Carolina reveals 44,970 NEA members, down 6.3 percent from [...]
Gov. Perdue issued her eighth veto since taking office against SB 727, “An Act to Eliminate the Dues Check Off Option for Active and Retired Public School Employees”. The act would have prevented the NCAE from automatically withdrawing dues from public school employees’ paychecks. The group receives most of its funding through this method. Perdue [...]
At this afternoon’s NCAE rally there will be lots of talk about how NCAE fights for public education and teachers. To find out how the rhetoric differs from reality, click here.