Indianapolis Star Gives Teacher Union Troubles Front-Page Treatment

Indiana State Teachers Association’s members deserve to know how their dues are being spent, especially when it’s being used to settle a wasteful scandal that will deprive those very same members of benefits they paid for.   While Warren Williams complains members would never be treated the way he was, it’s no surprise to those who have been forced to support the ISTA’s radical agenda. 

Mike Antonucci, Education Intelligence Agency has the story:  

The story is an examination of the union’s financial problems, but it also provides the previously undisclosed news that ISTA reached a settlement with former executive director Warren L. Williams last year. You may recall that Williams was considered to be the primary reason for the collapse of the union’s insurance trust, and ISTA sued him for restitution.

It was mighty surprising, therefore, to read that ”Williams said he got ISTA to pay his substantial legal fees, and then some.” He had more to say:

“I am extremely angry, extremely bitter,” said Williams, now retired at age 70 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. “The biggest hurt probably is the 45 years I gave to NEA and the way they treated me. We would never allow a member to be treated (like that) — no hearings, no due process, nothing.”