On 7/08/11, WVEA/AFT members wrote:
> Yep, that would be the Yugo group. You know, the one that makes you hire
> your own lawyer if you have a problem. Then, they decide if you will be
> reimbursed at a later date.
> Also, they do not lobby for anything for teachers. In other words, they
> either really don't care if you never receive a pay raise again, or they
> sit back and let WVEA and AFT do all the lobbying. Members of these cut
> rate groups ride the backs of everyone who belongs to the teacher groups
> who are really looking out for teachers. My back is breaking from carrying
> the weight of cheapskate teachers that join these do-nothing groups!
> On 7/08/11, Another Option wrote:
>> There is another group in WV (can't remember the name off the top of my
>> head) that provides the exact same insurance and liabilty as the WVEA
>> and AFT. A colleague of mine is in that and she says it is wonderful
>> because it is non-political and about $400 less than WVEA and AFT. I
>> am getting out of AFT and joining that union later on this week. I
>> will write back on here with more info.
>> On 7/06/11, Why are we with the NEA?? wrote:
>>> Why can't the WVEA cut ties with the NEA? Why can't we be our own
>>> organization without the influence of the NEA who supports such
>>> liberal and ineffective programs? This would save us TONS of money
>>> in annual dues that are currently going out of WV and supporting
>>> such issues as gay marriage and abortion.
>>> Seriously, why do we need to be affiliated with the NEA? Can any
>>> one answer that question? Thanks
>>> On 7/06/11, MCteacher wrote:
>>>> On 7/05/11, Arlo wrote:
>>>>> On 7/05/11, Relieved wrote:
>>>>>> I just saw on the news a bit ago that the NEA is endorsing
>>>>>> Obama for 2012. Since the WVEA has the NEA as its lead
>>>>>> affiliate, I just called my board of ed. payroll clerk and
>>>>>> cancelled my membership. What a relief!! I refuse to give
>>>>>> my hard earned money to an individual who just spends,
>>>>>> spends, spends without any regard for fiscal responsibility.
>>>>> The WVEA voted against the early endorsement but the other
>>>>> states voted for it.
>>>> Has WVEA worked hard for you in the past? Do they continue to
>>>> support you when the governor and state senate try to hold YOU
>>>> soley accountable for academic performance and behaviors of
>>>> unruly students?
>>>> The answers to those questions wod be a resounding YES! Why would
>>>> you suggest that teachers and SP cancel their membership? That
>>>> is music to the ears of those who would like to send teachers
>>>> back into the dark ages. But, you made a decision, so you
>>>> deserve what comes with it?