School enrollment is sharply up this year in Right to Work Florida, South Carolina, Arizona and Utah, as well as in several other states that defied the union bosses and kept schools open, by and large, throughout 2020-21. In Florida alone, enrollment is up a whopping 4%, or 111,000, this year.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to stop workers from knowing about their rights and also go back to the days of employers being guilty until proven innocent.
The Winooski School Board voted to reverse course and keep the jobs of two Winooski teachers during their meeting Monday. Will Andrews, a social studies and iLabs teacher, and Jeff Duggan, a math teacher, were slated to lose their jobs by March 30 due to staffing cuts.
South Dakota’s government education system, and especially Sioux Falls, is offering powerful examples of how union monopolies routinely undercut the interests of nonprofessional support employees as well as teachers.
The Small Business Administration-administered Paycheck Protection Program paid out millions of dollars to ineligible unions, according to a new report released by the Freedom Foundation.
“In several states across the country, union officials, specifically teachers’ union officials, have been granted a really unique privilege called exclusive monopoly bargaining,” Mix said, adding that FDR opposed granting such privileges to public-sector unions while in office.
As of 2020, Big Labor wielded so-called “exclusive representation” control over 55% of all teachers and other public employees in the 25 states. The average share of unionized public servants for the other 25 states is 21%.
AFT President Randi Weingarten is preposterously warning that, unless school districts across the country cave in to Big Labor demands to slash the amount of time teachers have to spend in the classroom, they will quit en masse.
CFV hopes that having this information will help the Legislative Pension Task Force to ask the tough questions about the total compensation of public employees that are necessary as they set about making the changes to address the $4.5 Billion pension liability situation.
The report found, among other things, that public employees make around $12,000 more per year in wages alone than the average private sector employee (this gap grows further when benefits are considered). In retirement, this number jumps to $20,000 per year.
A wide array of political observers agreed McAuliffe’s single greatest liability was voters’ perception that, in all disputes pitting concerned parents and their kids against union bosses and union boss-backed school officials, the aspiring two-time governor would invariably side with Big Labor.
School district after school district are using COVID-19-“relief” money to hire additional employees and give nonmerit-based bonuses and pay increases to current employees. Such payroll expansions put more dues revenue in the pockets of NEA and AFT union officials.