Whatever the reason, the choice is YOURS to make.
Public employees who do not want to be members of CTU can leave the union while continuing employment.
CTU dues can cost hundreds of dollars a year. By opting out, you will no longer pay any union dues.
No. You are guaranteed any benefits provided in the collective bargaining agreement with your employer.
Alternative associations – such as the Association of American Educators – offer liability insurance and job protection coverage, often at a fraction of the cost of union membership.
The Illinois Policy Institute has always been a resource for workers seeking to exercise their rights and choose for themselves whether to associate with a union. We’ve created this website to make the process easy for those who want to opt out of union membership.