A state law that prohibits the North Carolina Association of Educators from deducting dues from member’s paychecks is illegal.  A judge made that ruling this week.  The group’s president Rodney Ellis says the law is unfair because it singles out the teacher’s organization. 

“We felt it was as a result of us taking a position of opposition of what was going to be, in our opinion, a budget that would not benefit the students and educators in North Carolina and our schools,” says Ellis.