NEA exalts protection of its ability to collect fees from non-members (Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association) as a victory. It's a victory for NEA. Not for teachers. Public sector employees losing the right to bargain working conditions, pay, and benefits are the greater threat to teachers themselves. Believe me, once states start taking away any of those rights, they do not stop, not until public sector employees have nothing left—not even their basic human dignity. Why doesn't NEA challenge these "laws" in court? What are we paying dues for? I often question where that money goes. NEA will sue to keep collecting dues. But will they sue to protect teachers? Or are they on board with privatization?