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A Social Justice Toolkit

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Preparing for Janus Decision

Preparing for
Janus Decision

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  Leader Resource Center · Preparing for Janus Decision

Janus v AFSME is crafted to overturn 41 years of constitutional law set forth in Abood v Detroit Board of Education. Oral arguments were heard February 26, 2018, and a decision expected between April and June of 2018. The materials below are designed to keep you informed, empower you to respond to fellow educators and the public, make plans for your Chapter, and share the value of being a member. 


Janus Decision Day Toolkit
word Janus Decision Day Toolkit

The Janus decision is expected any day now. Good messaging and strong relationships will be key in the weeks ahead. Please use these tools as you talk with the media, our members, parents and the community. This toolkit includes:

  • Day of Decision Message Points for Media, Public and Members
  • Words to Lose and Use
  • Q&A for Media, Public and Members
  • Key Message Points
  • Social Media Guidance
  • Research on the Benefits of Unions

Member Processing Toolkit
word Membership Processing Toolkit

  • New Membership Enrollment Forms
  • The CTA Membership Drop Process
  • Membership Processing Tools

Membership Recruitment

word Benefits of CTA Membership (member v nonmember flyer)
word Tough Questions
pdf Value of CTA Membership
pdf 5 Reasons to Join CTA
word Membership Recruitment Guide
link Membership Engagement Center

Inoculate Against Attacks

CTA and our local chapters are being directly targeted by the anti-union, anti-public education “Freedom Foundation.” This entity is sending emails encouraging members to opt out of being a union member and paying union dues. This is a direct attack designed to make our union weaker and make it easier to privatize our public schools. Here are some resources to address these attacks.

word Freedom Foundation Sample Email
pdf Freedom Foundation Legal Advisory
pdf Opt-out Freedom Foundation Flyer
pdf Caution Flyer


word Social Media Shareables
word Talking Points | Spanish (including sample social media)
pdf Palm Card
word Sample Speech | Op-ed | LTE #1 | LTE #2
link Listen to the Oral Arguments

Chapter Resources

word Pre-Janus Chapter Checklist
word Higher Education Checklist
pdf Advisory: Chapter Access to Employee Orientation
pdf NEA C4O Fundamentals of Organizing
pdf Bargaining Advisory

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