Archive for May, 2012

Wisconsin union membership numbers plummet over the past year

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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.
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New York’s rubber rooms persist

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.
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NEA’s actions speak louder than words

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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.
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