Statement from the Tennessee Education Association; Jan. 25, 2011:
HB 159/SB 136 sponsored by Rep. Glen Casada (R-College Grove) and Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro). This bill would prohibit payroll dues deduction for public employees.
HB 160/SB 139 sponsored by Rep. Glen Casada (R-College Grove) and Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro). This bill would make it illegal for TEA’s political action committee to make contributions to any candidate.
TEA leaders want to impress on members that these bills are very real threats and could pass in the near future. Our strength in fighting these attacks lies solely in massive opposition from our members across the state. This is the time to speak out — if you wait it may be too late! Also, make sure to click on the link and urge a NO vote for HB 130/SB 113 and SB 102, also available via this tool.
Below are links to the actual language contained in these bills:
HB 159/SB 136 – payroll dues deduction — http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB0159.pdf
HB 160/SB 139 – contributions to political candidates —http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB0160.pdf?