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Americans for Prosperity Announces Campaign to Boost Florida Bill Aimed at Empowering Teachers With More Options

Apr 12, 2021 by AFP

“Empower students, families and teachers – not unions.”

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) today announced a statewide campaign to boost support for SB 1014, a bill before the State Senate that will give teachers more control over their paychecks. The legislation would end automatic paycheck deductions, increase transparency and ensure workers are not forced to join or remain in a union.

The campaign includes digital outreach and direct mail focused on how this legislation will put families and teachers first.

AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander issued the following statement:

“There has never been a more critical time to bring accountability to unions and ensure protections for workers. This commonsense bill will give teachers more control over their own paychecks and ensures no one is forced to join a union. AFP-FL is proud to be leading this campaign to ensure Floridians know that SB 1014 empowers students, parents and teachers – not unions.”


SB 1014 would give teachers more options when it comes to belonging to a union. Teachers would be able to decide how they wish to pay union dues, serving as a form of “paycheck protection.” The bill ensures that union membership is voluntary for all and makes it clear teachers can opt-out of joining a union. It will also give teachers a clear way to hold their organizations accountable.


For further information or an interview, reach Skylar Zander at (850) 728-4522