DGA Employee Rights and Privileges: Association and Participation


The Board, or any School employee, may not directly, or indirectly, require, or coerce, any teacher to refrain from participating in political affairs in his, or her, community, state, or nation.

Education Code 21.407(b)


The Board, or any School employee, may not directly, or indirectly, require, or coerce, any teacher to join any group, club, committee, organization, or association.

Education Code Chapter 21 does not abridge the right of an educator to join or refuse to join any professional association or organization.

Education Code 21.407(a), 21.408


An individual may not be denied employment by the School because of the individual’s membership or nonmembership in a labor organization.

Gov’t Code 617.004

“Labor organization” means any organization in which employees participate that exists, in whole, or in part, to deal with one or more employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, hours of employment, or working conditions.

Gov’t Code 617.001


The Board may not enter into a collective bargaining contract with a labor organization regarding wages, hours, or conditions of employment of School employees; nor shall it recognize a labor organization as the bargaining agent for a group of employees.

Gov’t Code 617.002


School employees may not strike or engage in an organized work stoppage against the School. However, the right of an individual to cease work shall not be abridged if the individual is not acting in concert with others in an organized work stoppage.

Gov’t Code 617.003(a), (c)



Any employee who participates in a strike or organized work stoppage shall forfeit all reemployment rights and any other rights, benefits, or privileges he or she enjoys as a result of public employment or former public employment.

Gov’t Code 617.003(b)

Adopted: 1/11/80

Amended: 6/29/84, 9/27/90, 3/25/94, 11/17/95, 5/28/03

Reviewed: 3/30/99