Weingarten has become the personification of why state laws handing K-12 union bosses monopoly-bargaining power over the compensation and working conditions of public school employees never should have been enacted and ought now to be repealed.
Vermont lawmakers are seeking to give workers increased protections when it comes to collective bargaining and union organizing through a bill that has passed in the Senate with a number of changes since it was introduced.
Teacher union bosses’ stubborn opposition to any sustainable and workable reform of the way public educators are compensated highlights why they should never have been granted the legal monopoly-bargaining privileges they now enjoy in nearly 40 states.
Jaz Brisack, the lead organizer of the Starbucks Workers United (SWU) at the heart of an upcoming Senate hearing, was recently the subject of a new report that found a history of anti-Israel rhetoric.
Prostitution, both male and female, is now decriminalized under Burlington ordinances and now is being considered as a statewide privilege along with taxpayer paid health care.
Removal of teacher union bosses’ government-granted power to codetermine how public schools are run should be the principal objective of education reformers in America. The urgency of this reform has become far greater since the 2020-22 educational catastrophe.
Why do education officials find it more difficult than other managers of large U.S. institutions that deal regularly with children to weed out from their workforces the warped people who are driven to sexually harass and abuse minors?
Finding labor is not just a problem here, it’s a statewide problem. And it’s not just a problem finding postal workers, it’s a problem across every industry.
The bill targets independent truckers who aren’t on the payrolls of large unionized corporations. The Teamsters union is keen on this because they want the dues money to bankroll the campaigns of candidates who will pass ever more pro-union legislation. For independent truckers and small non-union companies, it’s “join the union or stop trucking.”
For more than 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a disturbing message to educators and other public servants in states without state-level Right to Work protections: You can resign from a union if you disagree with it, but even if you resign you will still have to bankroll the union.
New Hampshire is facing a lawsuit from a teachers’ union over a new program that diverts public dollars for children to attend private schools and homeschooling.
One reason we do not have enough real journalism in America right now is because far too many media outlets are led primarily by the pursuit of profit as opposed to investing in the workers and resources it takes to educate the people of this country and hold the powerful accountable.