At Christian Educators Association International, we know that there are many different opinions about teachers unions. Some Christian educators refuse to belong to unions because of their view that national and state unions advance unbiblical political and moral views on important issues. Others are grateful for union-negotiated contracts and have a sense of loyalty to their local union. We also know many feel called to impact their unions from within.
Regardless of your view, if you teach in a forced union state, you are likely going to have to make an important decision this summer. Many observers expect that the U.S. Supreme Court is going to free all public school educators from forced unionism in the Janus v. AFSCME case, with a ruling expected in June.
After Janus, you may have the choice to join a union, join another professional association like CEAI, or join nothing at all. We encourage you to get the facts and pray about this important decision. We at CEAI are not anti-union, but are opposed to forced union membership. If you feel God is leading you to stay in your union, then do that. But if you feel Him leading you to other options, then we would love to serve you as a member. Here are a few important resources to help you in this decision.