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  • A Strike of Choice

    Posted on Sep 11, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

      The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has hit the streets in what many have dubbed “the first strike in a generation” in their faceoff against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. First the numbers, as Lou Dobbs chalks them up: CTU rejected a 16 percent raise over four years; The average Chicago teacher’s salary is $76,000—higher than […]

  • The Wheels Keep On Turning

    Posted on Sep 10, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The Moving Picture Institute, in conjunction with, 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 […]

  • Teachers Union Gets Schooled By Union President

    Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The former head of the Broward Teachers Unions (BTU) in South Florida turned himself in on Monday and now faces corruption charges, including racketeering and fraud. Pat Santeramo, who spent over a decade at the helm of one of the state’s largest teachers unions, will now be spending a few nights behind bars. A Florida […]

  • For Union Leaders, Their Members’ Ignorance is Bliss

    Posted on Jul 05, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The Clark County Education Association (CCEA) in Nevada uses the tagline “Pride. Power. Participation.” on its home page. Perhaps a better slogan would be “What they don’t know won’t hurt them.” That is the message the union is sending its members this week in the wake of the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) informing members […]

  • Indiana Right-to-Work the First Domino?

    Posted on Jan 30, 2012 by J. Justin Wilson

    With the Indiana House passing right-to-work legislation, and the expected quick approval from the Senate and Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana might be the first, but possibly not the only state to trim back union influence this year. Other states including Minnesota and Rhode Island, to name a few, have joined the trend to scale back […]

  • Teacher Unions: The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    Posted on Jan 24, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Teacher unions around the country are taking the gloves off and aggressively attacking officials trying to reform the education system by reigning in costs and holding educators accountable through teacher evaluations. While good teachers have nothing to fear – and may even receive a bonus – unions are standing up for bad teachers by making […]

  • Stand firm against teachers unions and they will cave

    Posted on May 19, 2010 by Sonny Bunch

    Remember a while back when a Rhode Island district unceremoniously fired an entire school of teachers when they refused to agree to do more work — for more pay — in a school that was failing in almost every way (high dropout rates, laughably bad test scores, etc.)? A reminder: Her plan calls for teachers […]