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Unions Tell Taxpayers: “We have no confidence in you.”

chef1957 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 3:39 AM
The teachers unions have no interest in the teachers. The unions want the Health and Welfare funds. To be more specific the management of those funds. In Wisconsin the teachers health insurance sponsored by the union had to lower their premiums once competition was allowed. Before the union had a sole lock on that contract. Unions have notoriously high costs in the administration of their retirement funds. Most cities would find that teachers themselves would work with them on the issues of wages, retirement, and insurance in such a way as to save the districts money and teachers making more money at the same time.
Ken283 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 2:17 PM
I remember a quote attributed to Albert Shanker, long time president of the American Federation of Teachers; 'When schoolkids begin paying union dues, then I will look out for their interests."
John298 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 1:36 PM
OH that's because the unions "have to hire only the best" to take care of your money & of course the executives have to be the "finest too" so they get the big money & perks. msaid with as much sarcasm as I could

All over the country, union leaders are demanding that communities cough up extra cash to help “make teachers whole.” And unions around the country are testing the waters with teachers by asking teachers in budget stricken districts to vote “no confidence” in the community to send a message to taxpayers to cough up cash or else.

The “or else?”

Strike.      

Never mind making communities whole; those communities can never be whole under Obama.

As cash-strapped municipalities deal with declining tax revenues and too-rosy assumptions made by administrators and union officials, teachers unions are stamping their feet, holding their breath and...