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  • Teacher union leaders cleverly bundle political funding with things teachers value, including access to insurance benefits, full salary during parental leave, and voting rights.
  • Teacher unions use at least 1/3 of their dues revenue for political activities such as lobbying, advocacy advertising and ballot measures.
  • Even when rank-and-file teachers disagree with the politics and policies of union leadership, they can’t opt out of paying for political activities — unless they forfeit valuable benefits.

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BAIN V. CTA

The plaintiffs in this case are proud union members who are grateful for their union benefits.
But they do not want to be coerced into supporting political causes they disagree with.

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