Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Bill To Free Teachers From Union Dues

  • Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a new bill into law Thursday that allows teachers in the Volunteer State to be free from mandatory union dues and increases pay for teachers.
  • The law, known as the Teacher Paycheck Protection Act, stipulates that minimum teacher pay will be $50,000 a year by 2026 and that teachers unions cannot automatically deduct money from those paychecks.
  • Teachers unions across the state have been criticized over political activism and lawmakers in the state have tried for years to remove the mandatory union fees.
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