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Hi, I am looking for information regarding joining the union when I become a teacher next spring.

I DO NOT want to join. Do I have to join? It is against my principles to join a union. I am just looking into it now so I can defend myself later.

Thanks for your time.
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  • OH Teacher Joining is always voluntary, but be advised that many district have a "fair share" fee, so realize you will be paying a portion of the union dues where you will be working, even if you decide not to join. In the districts where that exis...See More
    Dec 24, 2009
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  • my district I am in a fair share district. (Only those hired after 2005 are a part of this. People who have been with the district for several years were grandfathered "out" of the union if they so chose.) We have one, maybe two teachers in the dist...See More
    Dec 26, 2009
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  • Just Curious Why do you not want to join the union? I was just curious. In my district you don't have to join but you still have to pay a large fee that is only 10 dollars less than the fee that members pay. Happy New Year! On 12/24/09, Confused? wrote: ...See More
    Dec 31, 2009
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  • Confused? I taught for a while at a few local colleges (part time) since I have my PhD in Genetics. I got to know a lot students and teachers in the area. I decided to get my teacher license because I would have a steady job and I can teach. I would rather ...See More
    Dec 31, 2009
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  • Just saying. How do you know there are terrible science teachers in the area? Good teaching/poor teaching is ALL in the eye of the beholder. The person that I learn best from may be completely different from your idea of a "good teacher". Just b...See More
    Jan 18, 2010
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