(WICHITA, Kan.)—The Wichita teachers union says the state legislature has declared open season on teachers, and other public employees.
Union president Randy Mousley today spoke out against a bill passed in the house last week.
It would eliminate automatic deduction of union dues from the paychecks of teachers and other public employees.
Proponents of the bill say it will protect union members from pressure to make political contributions.
But the union chief says the issue is really more about free speech.
Randy Mousley says, "There is a concerted effort to silence public sector employees. The effort to silence teachers and their unions will have a chilling effect on our public schools. The children of Kansas need good teachers and supporters."
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