Chicago Teacher Union Official Hypocrisy

On February 10, 2016, in CEAFU, Intimidation Tactics, States, by clj

It’s difficult to believe teacher union officials crusade against corporations when their own salaries and compensation, paid for via forced dues and taxes.  Larry Sand has the story in Unionwatch.org. Chicago, long known as the Second City, may still be second in some things, but it seems to be #1 in teacher union greed. As it’s […]

Rank and File Dissidents

On January 18, 2016, in CEAFU, by clj

From Mike Antonucci’s quotes on public education for 2015, another addressing the consequences  of forcing teachers to pay dues or support.  “Rank-and-file dissidents have long had doubts about most forms of automatic dues collection, worrying that such a set-up helps create an ossified system in which a complacent top never comes face-to-face with a demobilized […]

Do Unions Speak for Their Members?

On January 15, 2016, in CEAFU, Union Political Activity and Spending, by clj

Another gem from Mike Antonucci’s 2015 collection of quotes on public education.  The quote vividly illustrates why Rebecca Friedrichs and many other teachers are forced to join or support a labor union in order to get or keep a job.  While the case lies with the Supreme Court, things remain static.  When unions speak for […]

Hillary Clinton on Education Reformers

On January 13, 2016, in CEAFU, by clj

From Mike Antonucci’s collection of public education quotes for 2015: “There are people who have the libertarian view that we need to end public education. They want to destroy public education. They want to destroy every public service. I think they are not only foolish, but they are dangerous. Then there’s a group of reformers […]

Friedrichs’ Oral Arguments Completed

On January 12, 2016, in CEAFU, Membership, Monopoly Bargaining, NEA, by clj

Richard Wolf, USA Today Online, reports on the now closed oral arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case before the Supreme Court.  The case could free public sector workers from being forced to support or join a labor union in order to get or keep their jobs. The Supreme Court left little doubt […]

Why We Should End Compulsory Union Dues

On January 11, 2016, in CEAFU, Membership, Monopoly Bargaining, NEA, by clj

In her own words, Rebecca Friedrichs explains why the Supreme Court should end compulsory unionism for all, on cnn.com. Rebecca Friedrichs is the lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments of the case on Monday. She has been teaching for 28 years and is an elementary school teacher in the […]

“AGENCY SHOP”: Union Dues Required, Competence Ignored

On January 11, 2016, in CEAFU, by clj

“AGENCY SHOP”:  Union Dues Required, Competence Ignored Charleen Sciambi, a 13-year veteran California teacher honored in 1983 as the state’s best “Foreign Language Teacher of the year”, was fired for refusing to pay union dues in a lump sum in advance or by payroll education as demanded by union officials. Mrs. Sciambi successfully appealed her […]

Where Your Forced Dues Go

On December 23, 2015, in NEA, Ohio, by clj

Many teacher union members as well as forced dues payers, who have no idea where their dues go, may be surprised to find that teacher union officials make grandiose salaries.  For teacher union officials the policy is Pay Up or Be Fired.  Teachers have no say in how much they are charged for dues, or even whether they can […]

Ohio Teachers Suffer From No Right To Work Law

On December 22, 2015, in CEAFU, NEA, Ohio, by clj

Since 1983 Ohio teacher have had to either join a teacher union, or pay forced dues in support of those unions.  Here is another example of how teacher union officials force teachers into paying dues against their will. Teachers who would like  more information about their rights under the law, or resign, should contact the […]

It’s About the Students, Too

On December 17, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

A group of parents have filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Rebecca Friedrichs and her fellow plaintiffs.  The case will be heard on January 11, before the Supreme Court, is built  upon victories won by The National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, seeks to free teachers from paying forced dues to teacher unions […]

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