NJEA Tries Pulling the Wool Over Members’ Eyes
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. —Thomas Jefferson
“So you tell me how I can possibly separate NEA’s collective bargaining efforts from politics—you just can’t. It’s all politics.” (Bob Chanin, [former] NEA General Counsel, “Unions Pull Out Stops for Elections,” Jeff Archer, Education Week, 11/2/00)
Mike Antonucci explains how the New Jersey Education Association is attempting to fool their members about spending dues for politics, and unsuspecting members blithely believe what union officials tell them. And, of course, this dues for politics includes those teachers who are forced to pay dues.
NJTV News is New Jersey’s public broadcasting news show, partially underwritten by the New Jersey Education Association, so it was particularly gratifying to read its story “NJEA spent $5.7M in union dues on recent election.”