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

Paul C Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 4:44 PM
Happy Jake; Union representation does not preclude how people get paid. If Teachers were really trying to soak the system, they'd DEMAND a hourly rate. Believe me, with all the Mickey Mouse administrative fluff the Fed,State and County require (meetings and such) teachers would be in a perpetual overtime situation. Blair31 wants to decertify the public unions, only problem is that Membership has to decertify the Union. Otherwise what you really want is to Outlaw, public unions. I'd pay to watch that happen.
LtScrounge Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 7:41 PM
You're right, they'll be in over time, when they aren't off for 2 months in the summer, and a number of week long vacations about every 6-7 weeks. I've got an hourly wage job and I don't make nearly what most teachers are making and I actually work overtime 50 weeks of the year. That little $50k salary would have to be paid at least $40 an hour if paid hourly. Wanna bet how many $10-20 per hour employees are going to agree to paying their school teachers 2- 4 times what they're making? I kind of doubt it. When the regular people realize that teachers whining about not making enough are working 190 days a year for a salary that exceeds the national average for people working 275 days a year. Not to mention the job security and benefits.
Paul C Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 8:17 PM
Teachers in St. Lucie County Fl avg 36k a year. don't know where you get 50k. Your numbers don't add up. $40/hr = 83K.With those math skills, you may want have someone else handle your money.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:22 PM
Off? That's right off. Unpaid.
Are you a college grad?
How many 10 an hour employees are college grads?
How many 20 an hour employees are college grads?
And both of these have school age children?

Or are you speaking of hs grads and the like?
Not a real comparison.
You want to hire college grads you need to pay at least enough so they can pay off their school loans.

Did you know more teachers report working on Sundays than the average American worker?
Just wondering.
And they're not talking about another job but teaching.
Have someone else tell you what that means.
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...