DeSantis Announces Plans for Legislation Allowing Teachers to Opt Out of Automatic Union Dues

Teachers Unions are notorious leftists who spend millions of dollars every year pushing their agenda. They believe they know what is better for kids than parents.

They call parents extremists. 

They conduct opposition research on opponents of their agenda, such as Critical Race Theory.

The AFT & the NEA have given $2.85 million to Planned Parenthood.

Many teachers pay union dues whether or not they agree with those radical beliefs, often through automatic payroll deductions.

On Monday, during a speech to a school board conference in Orlando,  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced plans for new legislation in the state that would provide an option for teachers to opt out of automatic union dues calling it, “paycheck protection legislation.”

The New York Post reports:

Arguing that many rank-and-file educators object to the politics of their union representatives, DeSantis said dues should no longer be automatically deducted from paychecks.

Instead, the law would allow teachers to write a separate dues check to their unions, if they choose to.

“If they don’t have a majority of the teachers who are actually signing up to pay dues, it should be decertified,” he said. “You shouldn’t be able to continue as a zombie organization that doesn’t have the support of the people you are supposedly negotiating for.”

DeSantis blistered the organizations throughout his address, accusing them of prioritizing “political, partisan and financial interests” above parental concerns and academic achievement.

DeSantis told the audience, “They get their money from being able to be involved in these systems. You’re doing it because you think it’s good for your community or your kids or your grandkids or whatnot. They’re doing it because they have personal interests at stake.”



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