Arizona Education Association

Fall 2013

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VOIC E YOU R V I E WS AEA Wins Permanent Injunction Against Educator Gag Bill This past spring, AEA won a permanent injunction against SB 1365, a law that limited union members' free speech by restricting the way educators pay their annual dues and contributions to their professional associations. The court found that SB 1365 places a discriminatory and unjustified burden on union speech and constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Below are comments from members about this story. Congrats on the hard work. Get our association enabled with more clout and a better bargaining position with districts. Casa Grande Elementary EA member Cynthia Stiles Congratulations, WHAT a victory. Thank you. Pima Community College EA member Eric Morrison Thanks to all the hard work the officers and employees of AEA committed to winning this injunction. Makes me even prouder to be a member!!! Flagstaff EA member Annie Crego Yay, AEA! Thanks for fighting for fairness and educators! Marana EA member Hollis Hemingway Thank you for the continued representation updates. The dues I pay are worth EVERY CENT!!! Yuma Elementary EA member Stephanie Schindler Makes me very proud to be a member of AEA for over 35 years! AEA Retired member Kay Passmore AEA Wins Education Funding Lawsuit AEA is part of a coalition of education groups that challenged the legislature's failure to fully fund the base level of education funding, including inflation, on the grounds that the budgets passed into law violated Proposition 301 and the Voter Protection provisions of the Arizona Constitution. Below are comments from members about this story. That is GREAT news! Congratulations!! Associate member Jo Erikson This is very good news. Please keep up the good work. Thank you. AEA Retired member Irene Raynoha This is awesome!! Thank you!! We are beginning the process of significant budget cuts for next year at our district. I hope this helps. Florence EA member Kimberly Ross Thank you, AEA! A great victory for teachers and public education!!! Scottsdale EA member Tom Carey AEA victory in appeals court! This is an example of your dues dollars fighting to protect education funding. Littleton EA member Jamie Morris Write us! Readers are encouraged to state opinions or make comments in letters that will be considered for publication in this column. The editor reserves the right to edit lengthy letters representing a balance of viewpoints. Generally, letters will not be published without the names of their writers and local associations. Send letters to: "Member Talk," AEA Advocate 345 East Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85004. MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK MEMBER TALK M EMBER TALK MEMBER TALK Email: Fall.13advo.indd 5 AEA Advocate x Fall 2013 5 8/7/13 2:35 PM

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