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Note to Union Teachers: If You Want to be Treated Like Professionals, Act Like It

Jimbo124 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:12 PM
Perhapt the most annoying and frustrating thing about our current education system is the fact that although it is glaringly obvious that teachers are union labor, not the "dedicated professionals" they claim to be, they can picket, posture and threaten in order to get more pay for less work, screeching that it's "for the children," yet somehow the hallowed image of dedicated professionalism is maintained...and the latest budget levy nearly alway passes.
loadstar Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:42 PM
Even FDR, the original Big Guvment lib, was opposed to unions of public employees:

"The process of collective bargaining, cannot be transplanted into the public service," Roosevelt wrote in 1937. "I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the public sector. A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government."

Even George Meany, long-time head of the AFL-CIO, agreed that it is inappropriate for guvment employees to unionize.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:43 PM
Gawd, Jimbo, where do you live?

The teachers are on picket lines all the times?
The levies nearly always pass?
Do say.

I was deeply troubled when video surfaced last week of striking Strongsville, Ohio teachers heckling substitute teachers who were applying to be their temporary replacements.

Over 300 teachers are on strike because the school board is refusing to give them automatic raises, and the school board undercut their mass temper tantrum by hiring substitutes to keep schools open.

The substitutes, complete with police escorts, had to endure heckling and jeering by the strikers. The unionists often followed alongside the substitutes, berating them and yelling in their faces as they headed to the local police department for mandatory background checks.

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