Grassroots Lobbying a la California Teachers Association

On April 28, 2016, in CEAFU, States, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Mike Antonucci, Education Intelligence Agency, explains the California Teachers’ Association version of grassroots lobbying If ever a term has been abused in modern America, it is “grassroots.” In the political context, it is supposed to mean a movement or advocacy that originates at the local level. It was with this in mind that I read […]

Proposition 30 Hurts Californians

On April 27, 2016, in CEAFU, States, by clj

California Teacher Empowerment Network President and CEAFU Key Leader Larry Sand will make you glad you’re not a California taxpayer. His most recent expose reveals California teacher union officials latest scheme to squeeze more money “. . . to pay back schools for devastating cuts. . . ”  Check out the story on unionwatch.org. Four […]

Karen Lewis Blew It?

On April 25, 2016, in AFT, States, Teacher Union Horror Stories, by clj

Mike Antonucci’s take on Karen Lewis’ accusations that Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is a terrorist. Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, made headlines yesterday – which was certainly her intent – by characterizing Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner as an ISIS recruit. Here are the relevant remarks: Bruce Rauner is a liar. You know, […]

CTU President Lobs Smears at Governor Rauner

On April 22, 2016, in AFT, States, Teacher Union Horror Stories, by clj

Stooping to a new low, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis called Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner an Isis recruit and a liar.  The smears are not really surprising, considering teacher union officials are probably all well-versed in Saul Alinsky’s strategies to separate and polarize your enemies and supporters.  Ted Cox has the story on DNAinfo.com. With […]

Union Bosses Sue to Keep Records Hidden

On March 31, 2016, in CEAFU, by clj

Teacher and bus driver union officials have sued the Cherry Hill, Colorado district in order to keep disciplinary records hidden.  The local 9News tv station requested the records after there have been more than 15, 000 school bus accidents in the past 5 years. Kevin Vaughn has the story on KUSA 9News Online. As part of its […]

Statement on Deadlocked Supreme Court Friedrichs Ruling

On March 29, 2016, in CEAFU, Monopoly Bargaining, Opt Out, by clj

National Right to Work Foundation Releases Statement on Deadlocked Supreme Court Friedrichs Ruling   4-4 decision leaves public sector union officials’ forced-dues powers in place Washington, DC (March 29, 2016) – Patrick Semmens, vice president of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 4-4 Friedrichs ruling: “While we are disappointed […]

Teacher Unions and Friedrichs v. CTA

On March 23, 2016, in CEAFU, by clj

Education Intelligence Agency’s Mike Antonucci quotes Allison Porter of the Murphy Institute’s thoughts on what teacher union officials will do about the Friedrichs v. CTA decision, whatever the outcome. On the pages of the Murphy Institute blog Allison Porter delivers the latest in a long history of wake-up calls that pro-labor professionals have issued on […]

Chicago Teacher Union Officials Want Schools Shuttered

On March 16, 2016, in AFT, CEAFU, Monopoly Bargaining, by clj

In a protest over contract talks Chicago Teacher Union officials are expecting to shut down schools on April 1.  Juan Perez Jr. has the story in the Chicago Tribune Online. “We will not go to work on April 1. We will close the schools on April 1,” Sharkey said. “What we would hope is that the […]

NEA Credit Union Using Taxpayer Money

On March 9, 2016, in CEAFU, NEA, by clj

Mike Antonucci has the story of the NEA Employees Credit Union’s forced closure and how taxpayers will foot the bill. The National Credit Union Administration closed down the Education Associations Federal Credit Union (EAFCU), a credit union serving employees of NEA and its affiliates, after determining it was “insolvent and had no prospect for restoring […]

Dem Candidates Dodge Teacher Union Issue

On March 8, 2016, in AFT, CEAFU, NEA, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Both Senator Clinton and Senator Sanders ignored the question of teacher union power in last night’s debates.  Perhaps that is because they have both accepted forced-dues contributions from both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.   Anderson Cooper served as the moderator for last evening’s presidential candidate debate on CNN. COOPER: Let […]

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