Three small local affiliates of the California Teachers Association voted to remove CTA as their exclusive bargaining representative and continue life as independent associations.In principle I'm not opposed to unionism. I'm opposed to mandatory unionism, and to bad unions. Ditch CTA and things improve immediately.
My idea for years has been this: ditch CTA. Cut our union dues in half. Our local can keep what it's currently getting, and the rest would retain the best labor law attorney firm in Sacramento County. Let these attorneys go up against the district when negotiating contracts, rather than having teachers pretend to know what they're doing!
To be honest, I don't see a downside.