Right-to-Work Good For Missouri

On April 23, 2015, in CEAFU, Right to Work, States, by clj

Holly Rehder, Republican State Representative for Missouri’s 148th state district, writes about her decision to support a Right to Work law on semissourian.com. I am proud to have been a part of the House majority that voted in favor of Right-to-Work in February, and I’m looking forward to the Senate adopting their own version of […]

LA Unionists Model Themselves After Chicago

On April 21, 2015, in CEAFU, Strikes and Violence, by clj

Or are they modeling themselves after Saul Alinsky?  While California teachers struggle to free themselves from mandatory monopoly bargaining and forced dues, the Los Angeles teacher union president looks to Karen Lewis, head of the notorious Chicago Teachers Union, as a role model in fighting education reform.  His particular interest seems to be in fomenting strikes […]

CA Teacher Union Hegemony Challenged

On April 17, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

A third lawsuit in as many years will once again challenge exclusive representation and the power base of the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers.  StudentsFirst.org, an organization established by Michelle Rhee, filed Bain et al., on behalf of four public school teachers.  Michelle Rhee, while Chancellor of the District of Columbia public […]

Union Boss Pay and Forced Dues

On April 16, 2015, in CEAFU, Ohio, by clj

The Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees’ salary is paid not only by teachers, but taxpayers and other public employees.  This is not unusual.  Neither is the fact that many of these employees have been forced to join or support the OAPSE, and consequently, Rugola’s lavish salary, which is far higher than most of […]

Convicted Teacher Union Official Writes Book

On April 15, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

A former Pennsylvania teacher union president and regional director for political action, Lisa Barrett, was convicted of embezzling $60,000 from her union.  Pennsylvania allows teacher union officials to force teachers to join or pay forced dues.  Now she has written a book on how to survive in federal prison.  Steve McCarsky has the story in […]

Wisconsin Teachers Win Again

On April 13, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Wisconsin teachers Carrie Ann Glembocki and Kristi LaCroix have won their case, and teachers in Wisconsin are one step closer to freedom.  With free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (of which CEAFU is a Special Project) and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, these Kenosha teachers have paved the way for more teacher freedom […]

Taxpayers Fund Washington Union Official

On April 7, 2015, in CEAFU, by clj

Taxpayers are subsidizing a Yakima, Washington teacher union official’s salary for time spent on union official business, in direct violation of Washington state law, and the school board seems to have no interest in investigating the legitimacy of the scheme.  Trey Kovaks has the story at workplacechoice.org.   Last summer, after contentious collective bargaining negotiations, […]

Union Charter School Closing

On March 13, 2015, in AFT, Charter Schools, by clj

Teacher union officials dismissed the idea of school choice and charter schools until they realized it was a perfect opportunity to co-opt and control the charter school movement Starting with what seemed to be a perfect foundation, including a grant from the Broad Foundation, American Federation of Teachers officials now find themselves compelled to close down their […]

Wisconsin 25th Right To Work State

On March 12, 2015, in CEAFU, Right to Work, by clj

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a Right to Work bill today, making Wisconsin the 25th Right to Work state, and the third to be passed in 3 years.  While Wisconsin teachers enjoy Right to Work privileges under Act 10, and other freedoms, the bill will allow all workers to join or refrain from any union.  […]

Illinois Gov. Decries Union Political Spending

On March 4, 2015, in CEAFU, States, by clj

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner criticizes teacher unions for spending money to elect politicians who then sit across the table from them and negotiate public sector contracts, calling for the prohibition of the practice.  Many teachers disapprove of this practice also, particularly when their forced dues are going to support politicians whose views they disagree with.  Craig […]

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