ON-Lion Letter
In February, representatives of the Association of American Educators (AAE) -- the largest, national non-union association for teachers -- testified before the Utah State Senate Education Committee on proposed Senate Bill 82, a proposal to expand current Utah allowing education associations equal access to schools across the state.

AAE Utah membership director Charity Smith and members Allyson White and Cole Kelly told the committee about the current state of the law and the unfair practices associated with schools, districts, and administrators shutting out competing organizations in favor of the teachers'-union monopoly.

Currently, Utah law says that all competing teacher association must be granted equal time in presenting their services to educators, yet this has not been the case in districts across Utah.  S.B. 82 would ensure that not only are associations afforded equal time, there would be consequences for those not following the law.

"As membership director, I focus on letting teachers know there is a professional, non-partisan choice in Utah with the Association of American Educators," Smith said.  "Time and time again, doors have been shut in districts throughout Utah in favor of the union.  We are simply asking for all associations to be granted equal access to teachers and for districts to be held accountable for violating the law." 

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports AAE.
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