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4. There’s no need for unions in professional careers. Unfortunately working as a public school educator, there are times when teacher’s rights are completely disregarded in everything from bargaining to developing teacher evaluations. Unions are able to help teachers bargain as a group and protect them from individuals who do not respect what teachers do in the classroom. For example, I can distinctly remember our union helping represent teachers when they weren’t paid for after school activities or if the school district decided to unjustly add hours to a teacher’s work day. Through collective bargaining we witnessed our insurance premiums be reduced or stay the same rate after threats from our districts about raising our premiums.
Teachers need unions and unions need teachers! Now, tell us your experience with unions.