Gera Summerford http://wmot.org en Tenn. Teachers Union Membership Way Down http://wmot.org/post/tenn-teachers-union-membership-way-down <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; Hundreds of Middle Tennessee educators have dropped union memberships since state lawmakers stripped the organizations of collective bargaining rights earlier this year.</p><p>The Tennessean reports that membership in the Metro Nashville Education Association is down by about 500. Sumner County reports roughly the same number of educators there have also dropped union memberships.</p><p>Rutherford County seems to be an exception with only about 100 teachers dropping their union.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 18:11:05 +0000 AP/WMOT 4681 at http://wmot.org