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Category Archive: NEA

  • Union Corruption Roundup

    Posted on Mar 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Fallout continues from the guilty plea of former Worcester County (Maryland) Teachers Association Treasurer Denise Owens. According to the local Salisbury Daily Times, the Maryland State Teachers Association knew about Owens’s embezzlement, but the state union did not report the malfeasance to the authorities “because of potential impact on membership and loss of members.” Prosecutors […]

  • News Roundup: 2-12-13

    Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Washington Times: EDITORIAL: Bring up right to work The paper’s editors come out in favor of the National Right to Work Legislation proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Nation: Walmart Workers Are Back on Strike Over a New Wave of Alleged Threats Despite an NLRB settlement order, it appears that the UFCW is participating in […]

  • News Roundup: 2-11-13

    Posted on Feb 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Cincinnati Enquirer: Voices: US labor unions face stacked deck A union organizer argues that employees should only hear one side of the story: his. Los Angeles Times: Ports face labor discord The costly strike that ended in December is now at risk of starting again. Washington Examiner: Study: Transparency in collective bargaining could save taxpayers […]

  • Are Teachers Unions Finally Starting to Learn?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    While the rest of the labor movement forges ahead with its destructive agenda, teachers unions are starting to look like rational actors. Los Angeles teachers are on the brink of joining Newark educators by bucking national trends and will allow student performance-based evaluations. The American Federation of Teachers is proposing a “bar exam” for teachers and higher standards for education training. And Wisconsin […]

  • The Wheels Keep On Turning

    Posted on Sep 10, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The Moving Picture Institute, in conjunction with Reason.tv, has a great new video out explaining “The Machine” that keeps teachers unions alive. It’s definitely one you should share on social media. With the Chicago Teachers Union going on strike this morning—or better stated by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, “a strike of choice”—it’s important to recognize how these organizations can continue to operate despite the continued deterioration […]

  • Union v. Union: Hypocrisy at the NEA

    Posted on May 30, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    While unions can sometimes be cutthroat in competition with rival unions, it’s even more ironic when a union is picketed by its own staff. At the National Education Association (NEA) headquarters, the union representing NEA staff is picketing over the ongoing struggle to hammer out a new contract, according to The National Review. The issue […]