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Detroit News’ editorial says it all. Teacher union officials cry foul over representing teachers who are nonmembers under an exclusive representation contract they themselves have foisted on these unwilling teachers. Perhaps that’s why teachers are exercising their right to refrain. No one likes a freeloader. Count Michigan teachers among that number. As more public school teachers […]
Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation, demonstrates how teacher union officials are hurting students by preventing school reform, and pressing more and more teachers into paying for agendas they do not believe in. But, then, Pennsylvania allows union officials to collect dues from teachers in agency shop districts. The story is in The Hill. Teachers’ […]
A heartwarming story of courage as highschoolers wrest their band, and volunteer teacher from the jaws of the teacher union doomsday machine. Volunteers are the last thing unions want to see in any field. Volunteers take away an opportunity for union officials, not only to milk the taxpayer, but to add a new forced-dues payor to […]
Another example of union bosses’ contempt for their rank and file: Many teachers depend upon their union officials to negotiate on their behalf, and are left high and dry while union officials party and live a life of luxury. Carl Campanile and Yoav Gonen have the story in the New York Post: While city public-school […]
As Pennsylvania citizens work to pass a Right to Work law, the Pennsylvania State Education Association makes a show of their absolute power over Pennsylvania teachers, citizens and taxpayers. Exercising his rights as a taxpaying citizen, Stopteacherstrikes.org President Simon Campbell, was stopped in his tracks by union officials and their power. Simon tells his story […]
James Marshall Crotty, Forbes magazine, makes an interesting observation: Because of the alleged audacity of passing a right-to-work law during the lame-duck session of the Michigan legislature, virulent — and occasionally violent – protests at the state Capitol in Lansing are drawing national media attention. However, this Forbes education contributor wonders: once all the hullabaloo […]
A look at union membership this Labor Day finds that while all union officials have not lost their power to force workers into joining, private sector membership remains less than 7 percent, but government employee union membership is five times that rate. This announcement is not only dismal for workers, but for taxpayers as well. While […]
Mike Antonucci Looks at Membership Numbers After Officials “. . .Tried Every Tactic Imaginable” NEA had a total of 3,166,761 members of all types, of whom 2,807,332 were active and employed in the public school system. Be aware that these are individual souls, not full-time equivalents. Forty-four state affiliates lost active members in 2010-11. The following […]