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NEA Shows It’s Serious About 2016 By Sending Letter to John Bolton

So we got a media blitz yesterday and this morning, informing us that the National Education Association is already planning for the 2016 Presidential campaign. “We have 3 million members who want desperately to know what the candidates have to say to really, seriously improve public education,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García told reporters. “We […]

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Craps

I spent so much time watching what the Teamsters were doing in Las Vegas that I forgot to look at how the folks at the Nevada State Education Association (NSEA) were taking it. Not well. First came the resignation of Brian Christensen, the executive director of the embattled Education Support Employees Association. Then came the […]

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Rock the Union

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If At First You Don’t Secede…

I wonder if anyone has researched the history of unions leaving unions. There are some meaty stories, from Change to Win leaving the AFL-CIO, to FMPR in Puerto Rico, to more recent instances like UHPA in Hawaii, and failed attempts in places like Dearborn, Wicomico County, Modesto and Oregon. We have a couple of new […]

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NEA Leadership Summit Sessions

NEA held one of its Leadership Summits in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago, and since you are dying to know what was discussed, I have posted a description of the breakout sessions on EIA’s Declassifed page.

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Shot Across the Bow

Barring some unforeseen legal reversal, it is very likely that Teamsters Local 14 will succeed in acquiring representation rights for support workers in Las Vegas’ school district. It will unseat the Education Support Employees Association, which is affiliated with NEA and the Nevada State Education Association. Despite the daunting correlation of forces, NEA and NSEA will […]

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Fear Is the Path to the Dark Side

I received this communication the other day. I’ve sanitized it because I don’t want anyone to get into trouble, but I just had to share it with you. Hi Mike! I’m reaching out because I think you’d be a GREAT fit for a Research Director position I’m working to fill for a union that’s doing […]

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