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Archive: Mar 2011

  • The Economic Policy Institute: STILL Wrong on Public Employee Compensation

    Posted on Mar 24, 2011 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Economic Policy Institute: STILL Wrong on Public Employee Compensation —Center for Union Facts— Despite statements by labor unions and their supporters that a sizable compensation premium is a benefit of union membership, the Economic Policy Institute (EcPI)—with the assistance of associate professor Jeffrey Keefe of Rutgers University—has gone to great lengths to argue that […]

  • Tell Us Something We Didn’t Know

    Posted on Mar 23, 2011 by Union Facts

    The chances of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA aka “card check”) advancing in this session of Congress are virtually nonexistent. At least that’s what one of labor’s staunchest supporters in the U.S. Senate is telling the media: “It’s not going to happen now,” [Democrat Sen. Sherrod] Brown said on WVIZ radio in Ohio. The […]

  • Effort vs. Effectiveness

    Posted on Mar 18, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    There is an interesting story in the Washington Post about the District of Columbia’s teacher evaluation system, known as “IMPACT.” The Washington Teachers’ Union hates IMPACT, as it allows administrators to more ably determine which teachers are succeeding and which teachers are failing — and gives schools a tool to get rid of the failing […]

  • Randi Weingarten: Tenure is a “job for life”

    Posted on Mar 02, 2011 by Sonny Bunch

    The American Federation of Teachers has been trying to make a difficult pivot for quite some time. Understanding that public sentiment against union excesses and the protection of bad teachers is on the rise, they have tried to paint themselves as reformers while also disputing the fact that “teacher tenure” is a codeword for “job […]