March, 2021

Standing Up for Hoosier Teachers

Tomorrow SB 251 will be heard in the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions. This bill creates unnecessary obstacles for Hoosier educators who want to join a union. The bill unfairly targets teachers who pay their union dues through payroll deduction. Payroll deduction is a routine practice that has been available to employees for decades to pay for all sorts of things, like health insurance payments and charitable donations.

SB 251 is an unwarranted government intrusion into teachers’ paycheck decisions.

This is a sneaky bill written by anti-worker special interests who want to make it harder for teachers to join unions.

Teachers are counting on you to reach out to the House Committee and tell them to vote no. 

Click here to send an email to the House Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions.


Call 866-803-8830 to be connected with the Indiana Legislature’s switchboard.
Ask to speak to one of the members of the House Committee on Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
The members are: 
Representative Randy Lyness
Representative David Abbott 
Representative Martin Carbaugh 
Representative Chuck Goodrich 
Representative Joanna King 
Representative Daniel Leonard 
Representative Jerry Torr 
Representative Cindy Ziemke 
Representative Ryan Hatfield 
Representative Mike Andrade 
Representative John Bartlett 
Representative Chuck Mosely

Our legislators should focus on addressing the real problems Hoosier educators face, like safe classrooms. Instead, they want to silence teachers by making it harder for them to have a collective voice. Our teachers deserve better.

UFCW700 Announces Free Foreign Language Program

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Sign up for the Spring quarter of UFCW’s Free Foreign Language Program! Applications open March 29 at 1pm EST and are given on a first come, first serve basis! 

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