Agency Shop – A Reminder

On July 4, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

The Friedrichs case, which the Supreme Court will decide next year, builds on the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation’s Knox v. SEIU and Harris v. Quinn cases, could eliminate forced dues for teachers and other public employees.  While many teachers labor under this burden of supporting an idea they do not believe in, […]

Release Time on the Taxpayer’s Dime

On July 3, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Larry Sand writes a revealing expose on the issue of release time for public employees, citing monopoly bargaining as the root of the scheme to line union officials’ pockets. In St. Charles, IL, a teacher is paid $141,105 not to teach. In Philadelphia, “ghost employees” who don’t do work for the state collect benefits from […]

More on the Friedrichs Case

On July 2, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Mike Antonucci’s take on the upcoming  Friedrichs case the Supreme Court will decide next year.  Building on the majority opinions in Knox v. SEIU and Harris v. Quinn,  both National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation cases, the case could eliminate forced dues for teachers and other public sector workers. You will hear a lot from me […]

Case Could Outlaw Forced Public Sector Union Dues

On July 1, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant cert in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association is an important step towards finally respecting the First Amendment rights of […]

Michigan Bill Addresses Union Official Time

On June 20, 2015, in CEAFU, Michigan, by clj

Union bosses react to a bill submitted to the Michigan legislature that would put some control on release time for Michigan teachers and other public sector workers with the exception of police and firefighters. Lori Higgins has the story in the Detroit Free Press online. School districts would be prohibited from negotiating agreements that allow […]

New York Teacher Union Officials Injure Their Own

On June 18, 2015, in CEAFU, States, by clj

New York teacher union officials are standing in the way of education tax credits for private schools out of fear they will not be able to control or unionize private schools.  The bill could help even union-sponsored scholarships because it offers donors a tax credit for contributing to the scholarships that would even aid children […]

AFT Promotes Charter School Movement

On June 17, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, Charter Schools, by clj

In an effort to increase membership and forced dues payers, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten has called for more union involvement in charter schools.  While many charter schools are not unionized, workplace rules and regulations vary from state to state.  Jason Russell has the story in the Washington Examiner. Teachers unions want public schools to be […]

More Official Time Cases in Pennsylvania

On June 16, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

James Sherk and Nate Bohlander describe the case of the “missing” teacher.  Missing from the classroom, that is, as this teacher currently takes care of union business full-time but will enjoy all of the perks of a Pennsylvania teacher courtesy of the Pennsylvania taxpayer.  This practice, known as “official” or “release” time, and is paid for by the […]

Clinton’s Ed Views More Aligned With Unions

On June 11, 2015, in AFT, CEAFU, NEA, by clj

‎Hillary Clinton’s views on education seem to be more in line with teacher union officials’ agendas than Barack Obama’s.  Libby Nelson has the story on vox.com. Obama has picked fights with teachers unions by promoting the Common Core, charter schools, and merit pay for teachers. Clinton has a better relationship with unions who either oppose […]

Will Hillary Clinton Listen to Teachers?

On June 10, 2015, in CEAFU, NEA, by clj

In her interview with the president of the National Education Association (NEA), Hillary Clinton vowed to ” . . . listen to teachers.”  Or did she really mean she would listen to union officials?   Will the voice of nonmembers and forced-dues payers fall on deaf ears with Hillary Clinton?  Lindsey Layton has the story in the Washington Post.  As she […]

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