On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill into law that prohibits teachers unions from automatically deducting money from public employee’s paychecks for union dues.
The bill, H.B. 256, which he described as “paycheck protection,” will require members of a union to write a check to pay their union dues rather than allowing unions to deduct money out of the worker’s paycheck.
The “Employee Organizations Representing Public Employees” law also requires public-employee unions to annually notify members of union costs.
“You have this situation with school unions… what they do is they provide authorization forms, blanket authorizations for automatic deduction of dues. So even though a lot of teachers don’t do it, many teachers feel pressure to do it and so what this bill does, it protects them. It says no automatic deductions for school union dues. If you want to join you can, but you can write a check and you hand it over. Read more…