Teacher Union President: Right to Work Inevitable

On February 20, 2017, in AFT, CEAFU, New York, Right to Work, by clj

The  Empire State has a complete forced-dues package for teachers: mandatory monopoly bargaining and compulsory unionism.  If you are a teacher in New York, you must either join a teacher union or become a forced-dues payor.  Union official law calls for no less.  Yet, Mike Antonucci, veteran teacher union observer, reports that the president of the […]

Secretary Invitation Scrapped by Teacher Union Officials

On February 19, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

Unable to stand up to teacher union officials, the Sand Diego school board knuckled under pressure and withdrew an plans to invite Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to visit the school district.  While the Secretary was nominated just days ago, apparently the school board has decided what her actions will be and is attempting to head them off before they have been […]

Teacher Retirement Plans Study Finds No Bargains

On February 18, 2017, in CEAFU, States, by clj

CEAFU Key Leader Larry Sand explores a new dimension to teacher union retirement plans in last week’s Union Watch.  It may turn out that all union members are paying forced dues – for nothing – even if they want to be union members. But what has gone under-reported is that young teachers entering the field […]

Iowa Reduces Forced Representation for Teachers

On February 18, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

The Iowa legislature has passed a bill which will reduce the power of teacher unions to represent teachers’ interest by reducing teacher union monopoly representation.  Governor Terry Branstad has said he will sign the bill if passed. In districts where monopoly bargaining and exclusive representation exist, even in Right to Work states such as Iowa, teachers are […]

Protestors Block Betsy DeVos

On February 18, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was blocked entry into Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, DC, on February 10.  Jessica Chasmar has the story in the Washington Times. The education secretary was met by the protesters at the school’s back entrance after a parent-teacher demonstration apparently blocked the road by the front entrance. WJLA’s footage […]

Teacher Strike Cancels Pennsylvania Schools

On February 17, 2017, in CEAFU, NEA, States, by clj

The power of forced dues is once again rampant in Pennsylvania.  Teacher union officials in The Stroudsburg Area school district have closed schools for an undisclosed number of days, according to 12 WBNG news.   That means students will be deprived of their right to an education for an unspecified amount of time. Classes have been […]

Foundation Cases Poised to Challenge Forced Dues at Supreme Court

On February 17, 2017, in Right to Work, by clj

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, of which CEAFU is a  Special Project, reviews potential cases for Supreme Court review which could end forced dues. Washington, D.C. – Over the past few months, Foundation staff attorneys have been busy litigating hundreds of cases on the behalf of independent-minded workers across the country. Two of […]

Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos

On February 17, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has been a contentious political issue since the beginning of the year.  Her support for charter school is a great issue for teacher union officials, who have been singing the old song about charter schools being the demise of public education.  Yet many charter schools ARE […]

Teacher Union Observer: Membership Sliding

On February 17, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

Veteran teacher union observer Mike Antonucci comments on a survey about satisfaction with teacher unions among Millenials. The survey of 1,573 union members in 15 industries was conducted by Prudential Insurance and The Economist. Among its findings were “There is a generational disconnect among union members” and that “millennials have higher expectations of unions and […]

Right to Work States Increasing

On February 17, 2017, in CEAFU, by clj

Despite union official protests, rallies, propaganda and naysaying, the number of Right to Work States keeps growing.  There are currently 28 states with laws protecting worker freedom. Missouri was the latest addition, following Kentucky, which passed a Right to Work Bill on January 7.  Less than one month later Missouri Governor Eric Grietens signed Missouri’s […]

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