This underscores the notion that the union’s strategy is to meet its needs first and not seek what is in the best interest of students or taxpayers.
The NEA’s bargaining strategy method has these four steps:
The further into the process, the theory goes, the more power is built. But the power, of course, is for high salaries, better benefits, and fewer responsibilities. That’s great for the adults, but doesn’t do much for the students.
But after all – it’s not about the students. Somebody has to bail water out of the sinking union boat and it’s not going to be students. Teachers, grab a bucket.