|Professional Association of Colorado Educators Praises the House Passage of Pro-Teacher Legislation HB 1333|
|posted by: Tim | May 01, 2012, 09:05 PM|
“Teaching is one of the most noble professions in America,” said Representative Jon Becker, (R-Fort Morgan), the bill’s sponsor and husband of a teacher. “They should be allowed to enter and exit unions at their discretion, without facing any kind of pressure.”
Currently in most of Colorado's largest school districts, teachers cannot revoke union membership and pay pricey dues unless they notify the union during 2-3 week window in the fall. House Bill 1333 would ensure that teachers be afforded the right to revoke their membership of any association, at any time and for any reason."
HB 1333 passed the House on a Republican Party line vote, 33-32. It now moves to the Senate for further consideration.
Visit www.coloradoteachers.org/HB1333 for more information about House Bill 1333, including a legislation fact sheet and PDFs of past PACE testimony.
The Professional Association of Colorado Educators is the state’s premier, non-union, professional educators' association, offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy. PACE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. PACE has members across Colorado and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $15 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit www.coloradoteachers.org for further information.