TEACHER: Unions losing fight against members, parents, school choice

By Larry Sand on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 in Unions 13 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The teachers unions’ fight against parental and teacher choice is not going well for them. Teacher union membership is dwindling. In fact, it has dipped below 50 percent nationwide, down from a high of almost 70 percent in 1993. Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana, having  become “right-to-work” (RTW) states over the past several […]

Employee Freedom Week: Friedrichs vs. CTA

By Association of American Educators on Friday, August 21st, 2015 in Unions No Comments

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As an educator in Wisconsin and advocate for teacher freedom of choice, I was thrilled to hear that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Rebecca Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association (CTA) case this fall.

Fewer Wisconsin school district unions recertify

By Heartland Institute on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 in Unions No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – Only 305 Wisconsin school districts’ unions sought recertification this November, dropping from 408 that did the year before. Additionally, state employees voted to decertify 25 school district unions.

In Great Lakes states, union retribution fizzles

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

LANSING, Mich. – In December of 2012, in the aftermath of Michigan’s Republican Legislature passing a right-to-work law, thousands of union members from around the state participated in a teleconference where their leaders promised “retribution” against the GOP.

WEAC spends $1.6 million on anti-Walker attack ads, radical groups

By Right Wisconsin on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – According to new campaign finance reports filed with the Government Accountability Board, WEAC PAC, the political action committee for the state’s largest teachers union, spent approximately $1.6 million on donations to radical left-wing groups and funding for anti-Walker negative ads.