Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

Gov. Brown appeals ruling that teacher protection laws hurt poor, minorities

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LOS ANGELES – California Governor Jerry Brown wasted no time in appealing a judge’s final decision that tenure protection laws for public school teachers disproportionately hurt poor and minority students. One can only conclude that the governor is sticking up for inadequate and unqualified public school teachers in his state at the expense of students to appease his liberal base.

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‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
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The looming bipartisan backlash against unionized government

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Whenever discussing politically viable policy proposals to improve the quality of life in California, the imperative is to come up with ideas that strongly appeal to moderate centrists, since that is how most Californians would describe themselves.
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Union, district battle over school smoking privileges

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LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Teachers in Florida’s Pasco County School District are more concerned with their ability to smoke and chew tobacco on school grounds than with setting a tobacco-free example for students.
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How labor money corrupts the financial literacy of California’s legislators

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “In an era when we aren’t going to have tax increases, figure out how to be more efficient spending the money we’ve got, and the Republicans can help you do that if they’ll get off the philosophical cant about stuff and help you make things more efficient. They actually culturally know more and occupationally know more about efficiencies than Democrats typically do.”
-  California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, Democrat,
 addressing the state legislature in 2010.
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