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  • Reform Teacher Tenure, Says…Whoopi Goldberg?

    Posted on Aug 07, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    The radical leadership of teacher unions like American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten are fighting a desperate rearguard action to protect the cushy status quo of de facto jobs-for-life for that fraction of incompetent teachers who (in the words of one union representative) “shouldn’t even be pumping gas.” Liberals and Democrats are asking their partisan […]

  • Teachers Union Fighting Campaign Disclosure

    Posted on Jul 16, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Teachers unions in Massachusetts have tried before to obscure their involvement in political races: The Boston Teachers Union (BTU), an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) led by Randi Weingarten, was criticized by the Boston Globe for a shady political scheme designed to elect BTU’s favored mayoral candidate. Now, Massachusetts legislators are trying […]

  • Liberal Big Money Group Taps Teachers Union Honcho

    Posted on Jun 25, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Union bosses love to complain about conservatives and business groups spending money to influence politics. But when left-wing funding behemoth Democracy Alliance recently tapped a high-ranking National Education Association (NEA) official to chair its board, that principled opposition to money in politics—if it ever existed—went right out the window. John Stocks, the NEA’s current Executive […]

  • California Students Find New Way to Battle Teachers Unions

    Posted on Jun 12, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, teachers unions’ cushy status quo suffered a major setback, in California of all places. That’s odd in part because the teachers unions—specifically NEA affiliate the California Teachers Association (CTA), but also the AFT affiliate California Federation of Teachers (CFT)—have massive political power in the state. The two unions spent a combined $39 million […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Union leaders try to spin away election results

    Posted on Nov 03, 2010 by Center for Union Facts

    Democrats took a severe beating last night, losing over 60 seats in the House of Representatives, and at least six Senate seats. Republicans also had momentous pick-ups among governors and state legislatures. Exit pollsters found that voters thought the government was too big and that they disliked Barack Obama’s agenda. The results are very bad […]