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From ‘Incarceration Pay’ to ‘Rule of 75,’ Surprising Contract Benefits For Teachers Union Staffers

May 18, 2017 From ‘Incarceration Pay’ to ‘Rule of 75,’ Surprising Contract Benefits For Teachers Union Staffers. Collective bargaining agreements between school districts and teacher unions tell us a lot about the daily operations of the public school system. (Last week, I recapped some of the bizarre things to be found in teachers contracts.) In the […]

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The Things You Didn’t Know Were in Teacher Contracts

May 11, 2017 The Things You Didn’t Know Were in Teacher Contracts. Teacher contracts are best known for defining salary, benefits, and working conditions in public schools. But that’s only a small part of what they do. They also spell out — sometimes in excruciating detail — the way day-to-day operations of a school district will […]

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In Anonymous Poll, Employees of Florida’s Teachers Union Decry Working Conditions

April 28, 2017 In Anonymous Poll, Employees of Florida’s Teachers Union Decry Working Conditions. If you are employed at a union — an organization whose purpose is to improve working conditions for its members — you would expect your own working conditions to be beyond reproach. Any problems that exist should be quickly and efficiently handled […]

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A May Day March to ‘Reclaim Schools’ — Previewing Teacher Unions’ Day of ‘Action’

April 20, 2017 A May Day March to ‘Reclaim Schools’ — Previewing Teacher Unions’ Day of ‘Action’. The National Education Association, its affiliates, and other allies are devoting many hours and resources this year to May Day, the traditional May 1 celebration of labor and working people. NEA, the American Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees […]

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The California Teachers Association Has a Whole Lot of Money to Burn

April 12, 2017 The California Teachers Association Has a Whole Lot of Money to Burn. The California Teachers Association is not only on the opposite coast from the New York State United Teachers, it is on the opposite side of the financial ledger. While NYSUT battles budget deficits and cumbersome staff pension debt, CTA has loads […]

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Financial Status of NEA and All State Affiliates

April 6, 2017 Financial Status of NEA and All State Affiliates. The National Education Association has an affiliate in every state, an extra one in Utah, and one for employees of Department of Defense Dependents Schools. As tax-exempt organizations, each is required to file a return with the Internal Revenue Service detailing its income and expenditures. […]

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Can Nevada’s Teachers Union Survive?

March 30, 2017 Can Nevada’s Teachers Union Survive? The National Education Association has an affiliate in each of the 50 states. One is in danger of falling apart. With approximately 24,300 members, the Nevada State Education Association is in the middle of NEA’s pack in size but stands out because of its composition: about half of its […]

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