The Illinois Education Association says it’s disappointed, but not surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME.

“Let’s be clear, the goal of the people who supported this legal case, including Gov. Rauner, is to trying to silence IEA, NEA, local associations and other public employee unions,” said IEA President Kathi Griffin. “They want to stop us from using our collective voice to advocate for our students, for ourselves and for public education.”

While the ruling means members are no longer required to pay dues, it does not impact a union’s right to collectively bargain.