In a message dated 8/18/02 6:48:32 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
biggest shame is that only about 1/2 of the teachers in the district
belong. It's hard to bargain with one hand behind your back. >>
In our district...we don't "have" to belong to the union...but as it the only
barganing agent the town deals with...if a person chooses not to belong then
you have to pay a fee of "not more than the yearly dues" to have the "union"
bargan on your behalf.