“Basically,” Brenda Lebsack adds, “whoever does not agree with the union’s ideology, including students, was compared to the KKK. This intolerant, extremist, union-promoted viewpoint will create hostile school environments for many students and school employees. It’s dangerous, it’s hateful, and it’s exclusive.”
American parents and other citizens have just witnessed what is probably the most graphic public display ever of the inordinate clout union bosses wield over how our nation’s government schools are run. And parents are not happy about what they have seen.
A motion to pass Senate Bill 61, which called for barring unions from charging dues or fees to nonmembers for the costs of representation, failed by a vote of 199-175. A number of Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in tanking the proposal.
The teachers union in the middle of a scandal for influencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official school reopening guidance gave nearly $20 million to Democrats in the 2020 election cycle, filings show.
A pair of New Hampshire state workers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to order a labor union to refund them for dues taken out of their paychecks. The class-action lawsuit seeks up to three years worth of union dues they say were taken without their consent.
Government union bosses like Randi Weingarten claim it remains too dangerous to reopen fully thousands and thousands of K-12 schools across the country that closed their doors in early 2020. But a recent poll shows that parents lopsidedly disagree.
Public employees across America are growing weary of unions that do not represent their interests, says Elisabeth Kines, the national executive director of Americans for Fair Treatment.
The inexcusable failure of most American public schools to reopen public schools since they “temporarily” shut down a year ago has taken a heavy toll on the educational progress and mental health of America’s children and teenagers.
An $86 billion bailout for nearly 200 union pensions was included in the Democrats’ massive stimulus package, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign. The union bailout, among the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package’s provisions unrelated to the pandemic, rescues 185 pension plans across several states.
A Republican-led proposal that would limit unions from collecting fees from private sector workers is on the move again in the New Hampshire Legislature.
The head of a state teachers union compared the push to reopen “everything” to “white supremacy” during a school board zoom call on Wednesday.
On anything to do with K-12 education, the two big teachers unions own the Democratic Party, in Vermont and in Congress. They hate charter schools, which are almost all non-union.