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Worst Union-Protected Teachers? Some Recent Entries

We’ve received more than three hundred nominations since our “Ten Worst Union-Protected Teachers” contest launched at on Tuesday. Just to give you a hint of what’s been coming our way, here are a few of the entries we’ve received so far (edited for privacy and clarity, of course):

  • Music teacher. Takes personal cell phone calls and answers e-mail while kids are in the room waiting to be taught. She yells at them if they start to talk because she can’t hear. Doesn’t really teach anyways. Plays sing-along videos while she naps. Worst teacher I’ve ever seen.
  • She can be heard shouting at her FIRST grade students all the way to the end of the hall. She threw a book at a student last year. She kicked a student the year before. She told my son he was too stupid to ever be anything. She also told him he’d never be smart enough to do anything but be an idiot. To this day, he’s a 4th grade homeschool student, he believes he’s too stupid to do anything. She deserves the nomination because she’s EARNED IT.
  • [Nominee] is an raging alcoholic. He drinks Scope and spits wherever he feels. He doesn’t know what an iron or ironing board looks like. He sleeps on the job in his office and repeatedly comes to class late because his inner alarm clock never rings. I don’t even know if he is a good teacher or a bad one but the icing on the cake is the fact that recently he has been urinating in a bottle and leaving it on the floor of his office because he is too lazy to actually walk to the men’s room.

Do you have a bad union-protected teacher you’d like to nominate? Visit to submit your entry.

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