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AFFT in The Daily Caller: DeSantis Proposal Will Make Educators Decide If Teachers’ Unions Are ‘Really Worth The Money,’ Experts Say

Americans for Fair Treatment interim CEO Elisabeth Messenger was quoted by The Daily Caller:

Giving educators the opportunity to pay their dues on their own will protect teachers and allow money to go toward their own interests, rather than those of the teachers’ unions, Elisabeth Messenger, interim CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, a group focused on educating employees on their rights within unions, told the DCNF.

“Automatic dues deduction uses government resources to make it easier for unions to recruit and retain members and creates confusion for workers who may think their workplace union is endorsed by their employer or that membership is required by their employer,” Messenger told the DCNF. “In signing this legislation, Governor DeSantis would be taking a huge step in protecting teachers’ private information and ensuring the Florida state government is not a middleman in funding partisan politics.”

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Americans for Fair Treatment

Americans for Fair Treatment is a free, membership, non-profit organization designed to help public sector workers exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of coercion from unions.