Wisconsin union membership numbers plummet over the past year

By Jason on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 in Commentary, Unions 1 Comment

By Victor Skinner EAGnews.org MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s public sector labor unions are reeling from a massive loss of members since Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 reforms curbed their ability to collectively bargain, and the state’s Big Labor bosses fear the trend will spread nationwide if the governor survives the recall next week.

New York’s rubber rooms persist

By Jason on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

By Ashleigh Costello EAGnews.org NEW YORK – Two years after New York City supposedly eliminated the infamous “rubber rooms” for teachers, more than 200 castoffs continue to sit in exile at a handful of schools.

NEA’s actions speak louder than words

By Jason on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 in Commentary, Spending, Unions 1 Comment

By Kyle Olson EAGnews.org CINCINNATI – The National Education Association has largely been in the driver’s seat of education policy for decades.  It has successfully found a host in the Democratic Party, while also co-opting a handful of Republican politicians to give the unions its power and platform.