National AFT overthrows local teachers union leadership in Florida

By Mike Antonucci on Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 in Unions

ORLANDO, Fla. – In the name of “holding sacrosanct the democratic rights of its members,” the American Federation of Teachers removed from office the duly elected officers and representatives of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (OCCTA) and placed a national administrator in sole charge.

‘Militant’ teachers unions poised to lurch further left

By Mike Antonucci on Friday, February 20th, 2015 in Unions

ELK GROVE, Calif. – We established last week that cognitive linguistic analysis would not be the salvation of teachers’ unions. Recent events dictate we revisit the possibility that teachers’ unions will revitalize themselves by moving to the left.

Providence Teachers Union prefers convicted felon to charter school director

By Mike Antonucci on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 in Unions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The executive board of the Providence Teachers Union “overwhelmingly” endorsed Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr. for mayor. “Mr. Cianci had a little bit more experience in terms of the city’s schools and had a better understanding of the fundamental needs of the schools as they exist in this point in time,” said PTU president Maribeth […]

AFT front group fined $30K for Boston mayor’s race ad buy

By Mike Antonucci on Monday, August 11th, 2014 in Unions

BOSTON – Last November a last-minute ad supporting Marty Walsh for mayor of Boston appeared on the city’s TV screens. The ad was financed by the previously unknown super PAC called One Boston, created two weeks before the election, headed by the previously unknown Jocelyn Hutt.

Maryland teachers union shop steward stages coup

By Mike Antonucci on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in Unions

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – My apologies if this ends up sounding like a dispatch from some war-torn Third World country, but it really is a tale from southeastern Maryland.