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I am still amazed in the number of people who do not belong to their union. Although Florida is a right to work state, our union keeps some of the bad legislation from being passed or fighting it after the fact. Look what they did with vouchers? Even in a bad economy, if the union wasn't working on behalf of teachers and education professionals it would be worse. I hear educational professionals say they can't afford the dues. I don't know how they can afford not of to pay them. So many ride on the tail coats of others. It irritates me when they to say what is the union doing for me? My response is, do you have a duty free lunch, planning time, personal freedom(can't be fired for dating, etc.). You enjoy these because someone before you had the courage and initiative to fight for you.

In my district they have tried to go around the union, they love to pay attorney fees to support their bad behavior. Most times the district is found at fault by the hearing officers.
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  • anon The sad truth is principals do this anyway, and districts back them up and rig the legal process in order to protect the principals who break the law. Tenure is simply the "right" to a rigged hearing, which is paid for by school distri...See More
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  • anon What people have to understand is private sector employers, at least the larger ones, are much more careful about terminating employees than public schools. The reason for that is a lawsuit could bankrupt a business, or, if they have insurance, cre...See More
    Oct 8, 2011 report post
  • led Doesn't the law itself ensure any employee to due process? What about all the people in the private sector that have jobs? However, they don't have tenure. And they don't go on strike. No, the law does not protect employees in much m...See More
    Aug 31, 2011 report post
  • TERRY On 6/09/11, Rin wrote: > I am still amazed in the number of people who do not belong > to their union. Although Florida is a right to work state, > our union keeps some of the bad legislation from being > passed or fighting it after the ...See More
    Jul 5, 2011 report post
  • Teri On 6/09/11, Rin wrote: > I am still amazed in the number of people who do not belong > to their union. Although Florida is a right to work state, > our union keeps some of the bad legislation from being > passed or fighting it after the ...See More
    Jun 30, 2011 report post
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