Would Local Only Union Model Work for Colorado Teachers?

Garry Sigle, spokesman for the Riley County Educators (RCE) in Kansas, explains how he and his fellow teachers recently opted to de-certify the National Education Association as their exclusive negotiators and take charge of their own representation. What does the local only union look like? What is the decertification process like? What challenges does it include? Teachers in some Colorado school districts may find the approach to be a viable professional option.
[Audio:http://audio.ivoices.org/mp3/iipodcast274.mp3]

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  1. [...] An interesting side note? The executive director of the Kansas Association of American Educators quoted in the article was interviewed for an Independence Institute podcast nearly four years ago. Garry Sigle told the story of how he and other teachers in Riley, Kansas, decided to secede from the National Education Association. [...]

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