Our union president would like to talk to me about resigning from the union. I emailed him today and asked him to set a time. It's time to just get this over with.
If I could remain a full member of my local union, and not be a member of CTA or NEA, I would. But apparently, since I'm not willing to play with my local union's friends, my local union doesn't want to play with me, either. It doesn't say much for the appeal of the unions and their ideals if compulsion is the only way to get and maintain membership.
I think I'm going to take the money I'll get refunded from my union (that portion of my dues that is not considered part of the agency fee) and join the Association of American Educators. It's a professional organization, not a union.