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On this 2-Year Janus Anniversary: American Experiment continues to fight for workplace freedom

Two years ago on June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME freed millions of public employees from being forced to subsidize government unions’ political agendas in order to keep their job. Since then, Center of the American Experiment has been helping Minnesotans fight for their newly restored right to say no to financially supporting government unions through our workplace freedom projects—Employee Freedom MN and Educated Teachers MN—and by connecting public employees with legal resources through the Upper Midwest Law Center (UMLC)....

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How will teachers’ union respond to school districts cutting ties with the school resource officers the union represents?

As school districts sever ties with their local police department, they are also rethinking their employment of school resource officers (SROs). These officers are usually contracted with the local police department but can also be school district employees represented by the teachers' union....

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Teachers’ unions call for police reform to identify bad apples

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers (the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions) are calling on Congress to develop a national public database that compiles the names of police officers who have had their licenses revoked due to misconduct, including complaints filed against them. We think they should do the same for teachers....

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St. Paul teachers’ union settles for district’s proposed wage increases

The Saint Paul Federation of Educators has stated the union "settled" for the district's wage increase proposal of 1.5 percent this year and 2 percent next year, which will still give most St. Paul teachers at least an eight percent increase over the two-year life of the collective bargaining agreement....

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