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Union Mob Hogs All the Seats in “Public” Negotiation Session

Paul C Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 1:58 PM
I live in Port St. Lucie. I am the Father and Father-in-law of two teachers. This article is an embarrassment to this conservative faithful. Port St. Lucie Board managment has promoted 13 assoc. superintendants with an avg salary of $85K. The average front line teacher is paid $36K. They have had no effective raises (there was a 3% last year but it went to increased benefit contributions) in three years. Teachers in this district have a $50. annually allowance for classroom supplies. (Really? but managment all had increases?) The County still permits DROP programs (were the Superintendant received his lump sum retirement AND still kept working, instead of making room for a younger and hopefully cheaper replacement). Facts first?
Greg1084 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 4:55 PM
I think you need to understand something: We have no sympathy whatsoever for public unions.

I don't think your whining will get very far here. Go whine in front of the school board.

And if you think I have any sympathy for public school boards (I home school) consider that Mark Twain said that God first made the idiot for practice and then he made the school board.
More and more school districts are holding union contract negotiations in full view of the public.

That positive development allows taxpayers - those people footing the bill for the giveaways authorized by the board - to learn where their money goes and why. By witnessing the process they can form their own opinions, free of the media filter and union spin.

The unions have never liked this idea, and apparently have found a way to get around it: Arrange to have union members and supporters take all the seats reserved for the public. That will leave John...