You are 100% correct. Teachers would still be working in "Little House on
the Prairie" 1-room school houses if unions hadn't stepped up. We would
still have 45 in our first grade classes. And, kids would be allowed to
beat us up if the unions weren't there to set the laws. You wouldn't have
planning periods and duty free lunches, also. I will happily pay my dues
On 11/12/09, Yes wrote:
> Yes, it is true, law does not allow funds of union dues to go to
> political action, unless the member decides it.
> I don't agree with 100% of the stances either....but if it comes down to
> no union or union, I'll take membership, every time. I've been too much
> administrator power grab and bad decisions in my near 20 year career
> that can ruin a teacher's career in its tracks to not be a part of a
> group that can protect the individual. Teachers have put in too much
> time and effort in their education and craft to have it destroyed by an
> administrator or board.
> On 11/11/09, OEA member wrote:
>> You do not have to contribute to the political action committee
>> (PAC) of most teacher unions. That is normally an option.
>>> On 11/07/09, Tanisha wrote:
>>>> I used to work in a charter school where there was no union.
>>>> Now, thank god, I work in a school district. I make an amount
>>>> of money I can live on, have good benefits, get to attend
>>>> professional development,and best of all can advocate for my
>>>> students with out fear of retribution from administrators who
>>>> are only out to make money. We need our unions! Anyways, I
>>>> support all those issues that the NEA supports. Go NEA!
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