Wisconsin Monopoly Contracts Fading Quickly

On November 24, 2014, in CEAFU, by clj

The last bastion of monopoly bargaining is quickly disappearing in Wisconsin.  After December 13, Dane County public sector unions will be forced to earn dues money, instead of forcing workers to pay dues money.  The latest challenge to Act 10, which invalidated any contracts running until 2015 and 2016, will be enforced.  Steven Verburg has the story in […]

NY Union President Scams Teachers

On November 21, 2014, in CEAFU, New York, by clj

There was another incident involving a teacher union official stealing thousands of dues dollars in another forced-dues state, New York.  The Empire State has mandatory, compulsory monopoly bargaining and forced dues.  Forced dues privileges are automatically demanded in every school district.  Teachers have no choice.  Pay up or be fired.  Steve Lieberman has the story at […]

New Jersey Teacher Union Treasurer Charged with Stealing Dues

On November 19, 2014, in CEAFU, NEA, by clj

The Barnegat Education Association teacher union treasurer was arrested for theft after it was discovered that more than $20,000 in dues dollars were missing from the union’s accounts.  It is alleged the suspect used forced dues and union money to buy personal items for himself and other family members.   MaryAnn Spoto has the story on nj.com. […]

Performance Pay Attracts Best Teachers

On November 14, 2014, in CEAFU, States, by clj

Ben de Grow discusses performance-based pay systems and why they will attract the best teaching candidates, in the Greeley Tribune. The current system, in widespread use nationally, is broken and inefficient. It’s an industrial model built for a different era. The traditional salary schedule rewards teachers strictly for seniority and completed graduate-level education courses. Yet research consistently […]

Union Charter School Faring Badly

On November 13, 2014, in AFT, CEAFU, Charter Schools, Monopoly Bargaining, New York, by clj

A New York charter school, run by United Federation of Teachers union officials, illustrates how even charter schools cannot flourish under a monopoly bargaining contact.  Originally developed as an innovative reform, to be run without union involvement and monopoly bargaining and bureaucracy, charter schools have had many successes.  Desperate to control who enters, stays and leaves […]

2014 Elections Referendum on Teacher Union Power

On November 7, 2014, in Monopoly Bargaining, by clj

Teacher union officials spent millions of dollars in an attempt to elect handpicked candidates willing to do their bidding, but most were soundly defeated in favor of candidates who will challenge teacher union power and win freedom for teachers and students.  Governor Scott Walker’s re-election will reinforce the changes Act 10 brought about in Wisconsin, […]

A Different Philadelphia Story

On November 6, 2014, in CEAFU, by clj

Larry Sand, President of the California Teacher Empowerment Network, and relentless teacher union critic, tells the story of the great Philadelphia experiment, where the teacher union monopoly bargaining contract is circumvented and principals are given back their power to run their own schools.   The Philadelphia situation reflects clearly the destruction monopoly bargaining has brought about in education.  […]

Does California Teachers Association Unions Spend for their Members?

On November 4, 2014, in CEAFU, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Mike  Antonucci explores how California Teachers Association officials spend dues on the candidates of their choosing, not the candidates their members might choose.   The California Teachers Association will end up throwing more than $10 million into this one race – most of it dues money. The union is flogging its activists to contact members, work […]

Teacher Union PAC Video Offends Both Parties

On October 31, 2014, in CEAFU, New York, by clj

A teacher union PAC campaign mailer has shocked and offended people of all political persuasions this campaign season.  Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News reports on the video presented by New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) PAC, . New York teachers are forced, under to endure mandatory bargaining, and compulsory dues in order to get or […]

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 […]

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