California Teachers Forced to Support Unwanted Candidates

On October 30, 2014, in States, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Teachers who are forced to pay dues in California are also forced into supporting candidates they may not choose to vote for, as their dues money is funnelled into 2014 political campaigns.  Gloria Romero, former Democrat state senator, has the story in the Orange County Register. The California Teachers Association boasts some 325,000 members and […]

Connecticut Teachers Union Ignores PAC Recommendations

On October 29, 2014, in CEAFU, by clj

The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) has voted to endorse incumbent Democrat Governor Daniel Malloy, despite the recommendation of its PAC.  Jay Poppa, a union official himself, has the story in socialistworker.org. ON FRIDAY, September 26, the board of directors of the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), which represents some 45,000 teachers, voted to endorse incumbent Democratic […]

Union Boss “effects on teacher pay not what you think”

On August 27, 2014, in CEAFU, by Admin

From California Teachers Empowerment Network’s Larry Sand: Last week, I wrote about the fallacy of the underpaid teacher. When compared to other professions, teachers actually do considerably better when taking into account the various perks they get – generous healthcare and pension packages, etc. But, uninterested in facts, the unions continue to bang on the table. NEA/AFT […]

ALERT- Michigan Education Assn. Members Can Resign During August

On August 4, 2014, in CEAFU, Membership, Michigan, NEA, Right to Work, by Admin

The Michigan Education Association (“MEA”) accepts union membership resignations only in August of each year. If you are a member of the MEA but no longer want to be a member, you can resign your membership without opposition from the union from August 1 to August 31, 2014. Specifically,your resignation must be postmarked in August. If it […]

Big Teacher Unions Stopping Pennsylvania Education Reform

On July 8, 2014, in CEAFU, NEA, States, by Admin

Big Teacher Union Bosses continue to be the major roadblock on the way to repairing the United States’ educational system.  From state house to state house, forced dues funded teach union lobbyists lasso weak-kneed politicians into going along with their every whim regardless of the negative consequences for children trapped in government-run educational systems. Stanford Professor […]

Teacher Jail Break

On June 16, 2014, in CEAFU, Monopoly Bargaining, by clj

Larry Sand, President, California Teacher Empowerment Network, comments on the new policy of keeping teachers on administrative leave for wrongdoing.  Those teachers, instead of taking up space at schools, will be confined to their homes during their working hours.  Forbidden to do any “work” by monopoly bargaining contracts, the so-called “rubber rooms” come at taxpayer […]

Wisconsin Act 10 Still Stands After Legal Challenges

On June 13, 2014, in CEAFU, Monopoly Bargaining, by clj

Joy Pullman of the Heartland Institute, examines benefits arising from the passage of Wisconsin’s Act 10. three years after its passage and many failed legal challenges.  The law severely curtailed the subjects of monopoly bargaining, and gave teachers Right to Work protections. The law that brought labor unions nearly to riot through the Wisconsin capitol continues […]

Sauk Prairie Union Contract Could Cost Taxpayers

On June 12, 2014, in CEAFU, by clj

The school board of Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin, has ignored stipulations of Act 10 and taken up a potentially illegal monopoly bargaining union contract.  If enforced, the contract could once again force teachers into compulsory unionism, and cost taxpayers who would have to pay for any ensuing litigation.  Tim McCumber, Wisconsin News, has the story. Last […]

Teacher Tenure Found Unconstitutional

On June 11, 2014, in AFT, CEAFU, danger in classroom, NEA, by clj

In California, it’s all about the students for once.  The Golden State is renowned for the power of its teacher unions, but things will soon change.  Refusing to bow to this teacher union power, California Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu found in favor of students who only asked to receive a quality education.  Sean Higgins has […]

7,000 Michigan Teachers Not Paying Dues

On May 28, 2014, in CEAFU, Membership, NEA, Opt Out, by clj

  Doug Pratt, Director of Member and Political Engagement for the Michigan Education Association (MEA), admitted on Michigan Public Radio that 7,000 Michigan teacher members had not yet paid their dues, but envisions Michigan’s Right to Work Law as strengthening the MEA in the next 5 years.  Pratt blamed these numbers on the discontinuation of […]

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