Should I join a teacher's union?

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  1. enayes

    enayes Rookie

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    Feb 25, 2013

    I graduated in December of 2012 and am currently subbing K-12 in upstate NY. I plan on searching for jobs in various states so I'm not set in staying in NY.

    A retired teacher told me that I should start paying into/join a teachers union right now. She said something about moving up tiers of pay and that she got "screwed" over because she subbed for 3 years and no one told her to join the union.

    Can someone please elaborate on this and give me some advice?

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  3. chicagoturtle

    chicagoturtle Fanatic

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    Feb 25, 2013

    I think it would depend on the specific contract to where you are working.
     
  4. EMonkey

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    My guess would be that if you are not part of the union the district when they hire you as a classroom teacher will not need to count your time as years worked. If you do join they will need to count it. You would need to talk to the district or the union to get more info than a guess though.
     

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