Teacher suing union over compulsory dues slams group’s lavish travel spending

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

NEW YORK – A new website backed by television anchor turned education reformer Campbell Brown is highlighting teacher union spending on lavish accommodations, luxury travel, and other extravagances. The website “The Seventy Four” – a reference to America’s 74 million student population – reviewed financial documents filed with the U.S. Labor Department between 2011 and […]

California Assembly passes bill to paint BB guns bright colors

By Watchdog Wire on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Other News No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – I said it before, and I’ll say it again: “From the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” file, a bill currently in the California Legislature would require BB guns and Airsoft Pellet guns painted bright toy colors so they won’t be mistaken for real guns.” And they did.

29 biased statements in the AP U.S. History redesign

By Heartland Institute on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 in Indoctrination, Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – The “Open Letter from the Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework” raises a number of important issues. Here is our response to the key points raised in this “Open Letter,” followed by a list of 29 biased and ill-considered statements from the Framework, and a list of 17 omitted seminal […]

Staples bows to Big Labor boycott

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

FRAMINGTON, Mass. – Members of the nation’s largest teachers unions recently taught American students a lesson they likely won’t forget: being a bully will get you what you want.

Pa. lawmakers move to end automatic union dues racket

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 in Reform, Unions No Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Legislation working its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly could serve a devastating blow to labor unions by prohibiting employers from automatically deducting union dues and political contributions from employee paychecks.