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UNIONS TAKE AIM AT PARENT-TRIGGER LAW

 

 

” Most reforms are like rocks that land in an empty field. They don’t anger anyone because they don’t challenge any vested interests. But in 2010, Democratic state Sen. Gloria Romero of East Los Angeles introduced the Parent Empowerment Act, which passed the Legislature and was signed into law by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Better known as the “parent trigger” law, it allows parents of students attending schools that continually fall below state and federal testing standards to force district officials to make significant changes. If 51 percent of parents sign the requisite petitions, parents can insist on a new principal or turn the school into a charter.

The law has only been applied a handful of times. But such efforts have been opposed politically and in the courts by the state’s teachers’ unions, which still are furious about it three years later. Newspapers report that United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), the city’s main teachers’ union, voted to recruit a legislator to carry a bill that would “reform” the law.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Republicans Move To Halt ObamaCare ‘Bailout’ For Angry Unions

 

 

” Capitol Hill Republicans are trying to stop the Obama administration from offering labor unions a sweetheart deal on ObamaCare, as the White House tries to quell a simmering rebellion from Big Labor over the health care law. 

President Obama and White House officials reportedly have called union leaders to try and persuade them to tone down their complaints, pledging an accommodation. The AFL-CIO, though, on Wednesday approved a resolution anyway calling the law “highly disruptive” to union plans.

But reports have surfaced on a plan that would give union workers — and only union workers — subsidies to help pay for health insurance even if they’re covered through their job. The purported “carve-out” could soothe the simmering discontent within Big Labor. The loyal Democratic supporters and early champions of ObamaCare say they have been slighted by the act’s final regulations, which they say is pushing some employees into part-time work and threatens their health insurance plans. 

At least three congressional Republicans are trying to stop any effort to give the unions special treatment, which could cost $200 billion over 10 years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy Of Steve McLaughlin

 

 

OFA Union Astroturfing

 

 

” Looks like 1199 SEIU found out that people are on to them and their plan to come to Albany to disrupt the rally on the 28th. The link I posted yesterday is now blocked and you have to create an account to see what they’re up to.
I thought the Obama organization was getting involved as well and in a way, it is.
I just called the phone #315-424-1743 on the link below and it answers “thank you for calling 1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers East.”
Think about that. They put the Obama Logo, Organizing for action title up and they’re not the Obama campaign, they are a labor union. The link is from mybarackobama.com
https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/dayofaction/gskwqb

SEIU, since I’m sure you’re snooping on this page and just so you know who it is that’s exposing you, the name is spelled McLaughlin. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin. How is it that you have that many members who just happen to be off in the middle of the work week? Or, are they getting paid to protest?”

 

UNIONS REAP THEIR OWN BITTER HARVEST IN MICHIGAN

“Spooked by the success Gov. Walker was having in reforming the state’s public sector unions, unions in MI hatched a plan to put an initiative on the November ballot. The initiative would enshrine public sector collective bargaining rights in the state constitution. GOP Gov. Rick Synder, who largely has governed as a moderate, warned the unions not to push the initiative. He even threatened to bring up the right to work (RTW) issue if they went forward with the ballot measure.”

 

 

 … That Labor Unions Don’t Want Workers to Know

 

 

 

 ” However, workers have an option they should know about. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has a provision that may be the best kept secret in labor law. Known as de-authorization, it allows workers to opt out of joining a union as a condition of employment.

It is, quite simply, nearly impossible for workers to get rid of a union once it has been certified as their monopoly bargaining representative. The NLRA does not require an election at the end of a designated term—such as a given time period or after the expiration of a contract—to allow workers to decide whether they want to continue being represented by the incumbent union or not. In fact, some workers may never get the opportunity to decertify a union they don’t want representing them.

In non-right to work states, private sector workers employed in union shops are required to join the union as a condition of employment. If they decide they don’t want the union representing them, their only option is a decertification election, held after the expiration of a contract or a narrow 30-day window near the end of the third year of a contract. The union can circumvent a time window by agreeing to a new contract before the window opens—thus moving the window to the end of the new contract, when they can move it again. “

… Underscores Union Decline

 

  Isn’t it  funny how things work out when the people can make up their own minds without being brow-beaten by the democratic media operatives ? 

 

 

 

 ” Despite gaining a stranglehold over the public sector, unions are losing ground in the private sector. This was seen again in the failed union walkouts against retail giant Wal-Mart.

The idea was simple: Take a day of little news, create a big stink, and watch a gullible media swallow it hook, line and sinker. That’s what the United Food & Commercial Workers union did, in asking non-unionized Walmart workers to leave their jobs on the busiest day of the year in protest.

Unfortunately for the union, the tactic appears to have been an epic bust. The tone was set early at the St. Cloud, Fla., Walmart where one — yes, just one — employee walked off the job.

The union had a bit more luck elsewhere, but it appears to have been a massive failure at creating anything like a problem for Walmart — which was the union’s real goal, not “organizing” workers, as claimed.

Indeed, as of early afternoon on Black Friday, Walmart said it had sold 1.8 million towels, 1.3 million TVs, 1.3 million dolls and 250,000 bicycles.

“We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the (union) protest nationwide,” said Walmart CEO Bill Simon. “In fact, this year, roughly the same number of associates missed their scheduled shift as last year.”

It’s not hard to see why the union’s tactic failed. “

Private (Union) Takeover of Public Schools

 

This Is Where Our Billions Are Going . Not To The Children , But To The Fatcats 

    Behold the top ten leadership position salaries . Click on the graphic to go directly to the source . Note that the NEA has over ONE THOUSAND employees with an average compensation of nearly $90,000.00 per year . Remember … that is all tax money … the schools generate NO revenue of their own . 

 

 

 

 

  Let that sink in … $88,831,667.46 per year for salaries and benefits alone . That does not include operating expenses such as utilities , rent/mortgages , transportation or anything else . Staggering isn’t it ? And that number amounts to just , wait for it … 13.91% of annual spending .

 

 

Look Here

 

 

 

  Yes , you read that right . In fiscal year 2011 the NEA spent nearly $392 MILLION and none of it went towards the education of your child or mine . 

 

 

 ” President Barack Obama and the Democrats have portrayed themselves as supporters of public education, but their policies have turned public schools into strongholds for powerful private groups of teachers unions, critics say.

“The union is not some branch of public government—they’re just a private corporation,” said James Sayler, a 20-year public school teacher and founder of Colorado Educators for Bush in 2000 and 2004.

“Should a school district give away public authority to a private organization?” Sayler asked. “The unions, with the blessing and cooperation of the Democratic Party, have privatized education.” ”

 

 

   Don’t let anyone tell you that the unions aren’t Big Business . What else can you call an entity that burns though the better part of half a BILLION dollars a year ? It sure ain’t no “mom and pop” operation now is it ? 

 

And that brings us to the most galling aspect of the union (taxpayer funds) spending … Political spending . You haven’t forgotten where all this money comes from , have you ? Remember schools , teacher and unions GENERATE NO REVENUE … Every dime they spend comes from us , the taxpayers .

 

Read this and weep as you see that we are given the bill  to pay for them to lobby for ever greater salaries and benefits with our own money .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A staggering amount of TAXPAYER FUNDS no matter how you look at it .Yet we are forever told that we need to throw more and more money into a system that produces less and less per dollar of investment .