Union Bosses – Get the Friedrichs Story Straight!

On December 1, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, NEA, Opt Out, Right to Work, by clj

Terrence Pell, President of the Center for Individual Rights, corrects some of the falsehoods union bosses have been spreading about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case currently before the Supreme Court.  His letter appears in the Orange County Register. Re: “Another corporate attack on workers” [Opinion, Nov. 13] and “Muir tells other side in Friedrichs […]

Union Bosses Smear Teachers

On November 30, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, NEA, by clj

Union bosses are demonizing one of their own who has dared to disagree with their policies.  Faced with losing billions of dollars at a critical time, union officials, from the AFL_CIO to teacher union officials themselves, all are desperate to keep their forced-dues windfall operating.  Friedrichs v. CTA, a case currently before the Supreme Court, […]

Washington Teacher Union Officials Nix Charter Schools

On November 25, 2015, in CEAFU, Charter Schools, by clj

Strike up one for the teacher union officials in Washington state.  And strike one against Washington state students.  The decision was made by state supreme court justices who were bought and paid for by those very teacher union officials with forced dues dollars.  But it’s the students who are the real losers.  Jason Russell has […]

Juan Williams: Hillary Clinton Betrays Charter Schools

On November 23, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Juan Williams explains Hillary Clinton’s sudden rejection of charter schools in the Hill. My 5-year-old grandson goes to a big city charter school. But Eli and his classmates do not belong to a union. They do not give money to politicians. They can’t vote. Maybe that is why Hillary Clinton has no problem doing a […]

Teacher Unions Fear Friedrichs’ Outcome

On November 17, 2015, in CEAFU, Charter Schools, Membership, Right to Work, by clj

Steve Malanga, in the Wall Street Journal, gives reasons why union officials are running scared as the Supreme Court prepares to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.  The case, which could end forced dues for  government employees, builds on Supreme Course case precedents won by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, such as Abood and Knox. […]

New York Union Bullies Student

On November 16, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, by clj

The  United Federation of Teachers (New York state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers), has bullied a parent and parent group pushing for reform in New York City school PS 106.  It appears the principal and  is taking the union side of the issue.  Now parent Mona  Davids must protect her own son from […]

What I Saw in the Schools

On November 2, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Sol Stern, Contributing Editor of City Journal and author, reflects upon the damage the teacher union contract brought upon his own sons and fellow students at one of New York City’s “best” schools.  Check out the story in City Journal. I started writing about public education because of what I saw, up close and personal, […]

Will Hillary Fill the Bill?

On October 14, 2015, in AFT, Charter Schools, NEA, by clj

Both the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) teacher union officials have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.  Their relationship with the Obama  Administration has cooled since Arne Duncan have instituted some education reforms not endorsed by teacher union officials.  Several state affiliates have already endorsed other candidates.  However, the real question whether […]

Kentucky School Employees File Lawsuit

On October 9, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is neither a Right to Work nor forced dues state, so courageous school employees are fighting teacher union officials to return their forced dues dollars.  Will Collins has the story on the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation website. With free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff […]

California Forced Dues Case Hits Skids

On October 7, 2015, in CEAFU, States, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Bain v. CTA has been thrown out by a California judge.  The suit sought to allow teachers to belong to a local union, but not be forced to pay dues for politics against their will.  The suit does not address teachers’ right to represent themselves before their employer however they wish, not addressing exclusive representation, or the […]

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