I am only teaching here for a couple years to satisfy loan requirements to get some of them forgiven, but a problem is we have no teacher unions as this is a right to work state and employers don't have to give a reason for firing anyone. The problem is I am in a conservative area but I am openly involved in liberal political events and speak at some so would have no union for protection. Do most administrators take advantage of teachers who don't belong to a union of they can get away with it? I don't do anything illegal or violent but do a lot of left wing campaigning especially on bumper stickers on my car and am involved in a very atheistic group known in this area as well. I'm not the type who is gonna preach my beliefs in a classroom that don't involve the curriculum but wouldn't deny them either. I'm also not really the type who is willing to keep quiet about much. For those who have seen some of my posts here, I generally am more polite in public about my views than I am on the internet, so it is usually only the fundamentalist religious people that have a real problem with me. Part of how I already came up with a plan to deal with this is to disclose my volunteer services with secular youth groups and summer camps on my resume as it is relative involving experience working with children so that it limits the chance of being hired in a school likely to retaliate, but I'm also not the type who would see another teacher teaching religion or putting up a cross or some symbol like that in their classroom and not step in and say something about it. So I guess the real question is does retaliation and discrimination happen a lot in non-union areas or is this kind of thing far and few between?