Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

Michigan district drops union-affiliated health insurance, saves $737k

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DANSVILLE, Mich. – In the three years since Dansville Schools dropped Michigan Education Special Services Association insurance for a different high-deductible plan, it has saved $736,873.87 and its employees haven’t had to pay for any health insurance premiums in that time, according to the superintendent.
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Governor Brown – the bailout king

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – “What a salesman,” he said, mockingly. “I guess that’s what you learned … selling that stock that went south.” – California Governor Brown, to challenger Kashkari, during televised debate Sept. 4th, 2014 (ref. SF Gate)
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Union boss paid $121,616 by taxpayers, protests for minimum wage hike

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MILWAUKEE – Bob Peterson is the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association – MTEA – the union for teachers in Milwaukee Public Schools, the state’s largest school district. On Thursday, Peterson joined Wisconsin Jobs Now, 15 Now and representatives from several labor unions including the SEIU and AFSCME to protest in favor of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
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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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