Monday, October 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Teachers Union Block

Teachers Union Placard

Frankly, I don't even understand how charity could be rejected.
Two Pennsylvania teachers are fighting the state’s largest teachers union for interfering with their charitable giving.

The teachers allege in a suit filed in district court that the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) is blocking them from exercising their right to donate union dues money to charity. Pennsylvania allows religious objectors to cut ties with unions as long as they donate an equivalent agency fee payment to charity. That money is given to the union, which is then supposed to send it to the charity of the teacher’s choosing.

Jane Ladley, an elementary school teacher for 25 years before retiring in June, said that the union prevented her from directing her $435 donation to a scholarship fund to teach high school seniors about the Constitution because it was “too political.”
Individuals who seek charitable contributions should be forever thankful of all donations. Of course, my opinions are just that --- my opinions.

1 comment:

Note Taker said...

Hooray for teachers standing up to the very political PSEA. Here's a link to more information about Jane Ladley's and Chris Meier's fight to have their union fees go to the charities they choose.


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