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Archive: Mar 2007

  • School Board Pols: Money Well-Spent for L.A. Union

    Posted on Mar 30, 2007 by Jon Berry

    The Los Angeles Times reports today that the city’s school board voted down an application by charter school operator Green Dot Public Schools to expand its exceptional network of schools into Watts, one of the poorest parts of the city. The Times reporters noted that the vote “almost certainly violates state law” since “a school […]

  • Is Hillary a Union Buster?

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    David Sirota, from the wingnut wing of the Democratic party, says Hillary says the “right” things about unions but keeps poor company. Decide for yourself.

  • Dems Unabashedly Support Anti-Democratic Organizing

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Earlier this week, as former mayor of New York and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani knocked labor unions’ disingenuous scheme to eliminate secret ballot votes on CNBC, Senators Clinton, Obama, and Edwards practically tripped over each other to support Employee Free Choice Act. Clinton told the Communications Workers of America Legislative Political Conference: You know, we […]

  • Tell Us What You Really Think

    Posted on by Jon Berry

    The Colorado news/investigative website Face the State recently unearthed an e-mail between two state lawmakers showcasing a rather unsavory attitude towards school reform, an attitude that’s supported by teachers unions — financially. In an e-mail to a fellow Democrat in the legislature, State Representative Mike Merrifield said of education reformers: “There must be a special […]

  • UNITE HERE, Intimidation, and the Card Check “Firing” Myth

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    We’ve discussed at length the bogus math union bosses use to push their anti-democratic agenda. The most prominent (and most faulty) argument in their arsenal is that employees get fired left and right for wanting to organize a union. That doesn’t hold water. But this week a story from Los Angeles brings the issue into […]

  • Mailbag: A Newark Graduate Speaks

    Posted on by Jon Berry

    We continue to receive feedback from Newarkers on our website, which profiles the damage wrought by the Newark Teachers Union on its schools. One Newark Public Schools graduate wrote in last night to agree that there are far too many bad teachers in schools (in Newark, about one tenured teacher out of almost 4,000 […]

  • Jackpot! UAW Leaders Look to Do for Gaming What They Did for Cars

    Posted on by Bret Jacobson

    A Detroit Free Press columnist warns this morning that UAW still has some tooth to its bite. Too bad UAW leaders already helped chew up the auto industry. Here’s hoping they aren’t so lucky with the gaming industry, where the union bosses are starting to place their bets.