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Category Archive: Newark

  • Are Teachers Unions Finally Starting to Learn?

    Posted on Dec 05, 2012 by LaborPains.org Team

    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 […]

  • Change To Win Gets Worked Up Over CVS And Contraceptives

    Posted on Jun 17, 2009 by LaborPains.org Team

    I’ve noted how labor attempts to intimidate, harass, or humiliate companies that don’t bend to their will. Change To Win’s favorite target in recent months is drugstore retailer CVS, which they charge with allegedly selling expired products. But that campaign apparently was not effective judging by what Change To Win is now complaining about: Add […]

  • Union Proximity to Politics

    Posted on Jun 18, 2008 by LaborPains.org Team

    Jon’s post yesterday reminded me of a great article on the physical proximity of teachers union headquarters to state capital buildings. The American reports: Of the 25 most influential interest groups, the teachers’ union is the closest to the capitol in 14 of the 50 states.

  • Newark Teachers Union: Keeping Politics out of Schools(!)

    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 by LaborPains.org Team

    Sunday’s Newark Star-Ledger brings word that a city high school principal has been warned by the school district after he sent out a memo on district letterhead asking employees to buy tickets to a political fundraiser. But the real story is the reaction from Newark Teachers Union President Joseph Del Grosso, who supplied this amazing […]

  • Smoke, Fire, ACORN, and Fraud

    Posted on Jun 23, 2007 by LaborPains.org Team

    Remember that SEIU-backed group called ACORN, which supposedly wasn’t really tied to voter fraud (even though troubling incidents have popped up in more than a dozen states)? You can add another state to your play-at-home Rotten Acorn map. Here’s the latest out of Washington State: Prosecutors in King County are looking at possible criminal charges […]

  • Court Slaps Teamsters for Slapping Members

    Posted on Jun 07, 2007 by LaborPains.org Team

    From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A federal judge in Harrisburg has granted a preliminary injunction that bars the Teamsters union from collecting dues from 20 Pennsylvania Turnpike workers in Harrisburg. In a lawsuit filed in March, the Turnpike employees sought the injunction, alleging that a “maintenance of membership” clause has unlawfully prevented them from resigning from […]

  • Disagree with the Teachers Union and Get Smeared

    Posted on Apr 25, 2007 by LaborPains.org Team

    I’ve come across at least two blogs putting up photographs of teachers choosing not to comply with the strike against the Hayward school district in California’s Bay Area. I’m not going to link to the blogs themselves, but I will link to this Daily Review editorial condeming such unprofessional, unkind behavior: Teachers union President Kathy […]

  • “I’m ashamed to say that I am a member of SEIU”

    Posted on Apr 24, 2007 by LaborPains.org Team

    The realities of the business world are complex, and leaders have to keep things competitive in an ever-changing market. Nowhere is that more apparent than when the union is the employer. In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, reporter Jerry Hirsch noted that the potential for another major grocery strike is rooted in the one just three […]