Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

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

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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.
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Philly unionists act pretty much how we expect them to at school board meeting

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PHILADELPHIA – In poll after poll, parents tell us that they care about academic achievement, but that they also want schools to help instill good values. And since children are adept at drawing lessons from adults’ behavior as well as from their words, it’s always nice when teachers conduct themselves with decorum and sensitivity.
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They ‘did it right': NEA president praises Michigan school that’s still failing

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FLINT, Mich. – Flint Northwestern High School’s academic performance is not the type most would want to celebrate. The school has consistently been among the worst performing in the state. Yet in a recent visit, the leader of the National Education Association told union members at the school that Northwestern “did it right.”
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Transparent California: Average annual California gov’t employee pension was $64,448 last year

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – CalPERS financial struggles are draining state taxpayers. The ever-increasing contribution rates it demands from state and local governments have already bankrupted several cities. Even for more financially stable agencies, increased CalPERS contributions have crowded out other spending priorities or tax relief.
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Providence Teachers Union prefers convicted felon to charter school director

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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 Calabro. Cianci also picked up the endorsements of the police and firefighters unions.
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