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.