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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:04 PM

MN Teachers Get "Drop the Union" Calls following Janus Decision


July 27, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A telephone and email campaign in Minnesota and other Midwest states is aimed at teachers, encouraging them to drop out of their union. It's thought to be the result of a Supreme Court decision last month that struck down laws in many states, including Minnesota, that allow unions to negotiate teacher contracts, and in return collect a "fair share" fee to cover the cost of collective bargaining.

Teachers in Minnesota and Michigan report receiving phone calls from a telemarketing campaign known as "My Pay, My Say." Education Minnesota President Denise Specht is confident teachers won't be intimidated, and won't quit their unions.

"These are the people who don't want to see educators making any more money,” says Specht. “They want to privatize public education; they don't want us going to the Capitol speaking up against vouchers or for smaller class sizes. It's to take away workers' voice."

The "My Pay, My Say" campaign is organized by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. A spokesperson for the group acknowledges it's targeting public employees across the country – including teachers, police and firefighters, and city and county workers – through email, social media and .

FULL story: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-07-27/civil-rights/mn-teachers-get-drop-the-union-calls-following-janus-decision/a63468-1meetings

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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:44 PM

1. Macinac Center for Public Policy: Koch pieces of shit?

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