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Chicago Teachers Strike Making Union Look Terrible

September 10, 2012

This morning Chicago’s teachers union decided to go on strike.  The sticking points which led to today’s action revolve around changes to teacher evaluation, health insurance, and job security, even though the teachers would still get a 16% raise over the course of the contract. That’s better than I’m getting and I also have to [...]

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Union Showdown in Wisconsin

February 17, 2011

Like many other states around the nation getting serious about their long-term fiscal solvency, Wisconsin is on the verge of making profound changes to their state and municipal worker health and pension benefit system.  Like New Jersey, the teacher unions are getting the most attention because they can cause the most immediate and widespread disruption.  [...]

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Union Dribble at Dinner

September 2, 2010

Like many in the public sector, I belong to a union — four of them in fact, including the noxious NEA.  So, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner sponsored by my most local union this evening (why not, I’m paying nearly $1,200 a year to subsidize this dinosaur!) and heard a member of [...]

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Guess Who’s Marching in Trenton!

May 22, 2010

Today, May 22, was selected as the day on which the New Jersey Education Association planned to have a rally in Trenton to show Chris Christie how upset they are about the proposed pension changes.  I, of course, as a reluctant member of that increasingly pointless union was cordially invited — they were even providing [...]

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Unions About to Destroy Lauded DC Voucher Program

December 14, 2009

I was once under the impression that once a government program was enacted it went on forever.  I was wrong! In the $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) spending bill which whisked through Congress this weekend, funding for the much lauded DC School Voucher program are being cut:  current students can finish their education, while new students will [...]

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