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NEA Executive Director Could Become the Left’s Big Enchilada

A few relevant excerpts from this morning’s Politico story headlined “The left’s secret club plans for 2014, 2016“: Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicago with union bigwigs and progressive superstars like Bill de Blasio to plan how […]

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Wicomico President-in-Exile Speaks

Having lost control of the web site, the president and board members of the Wicomico County Education Association still retain the union’s Facebook page, and issued this statement: Since April 16th, the duly elected WCEA officers and Board of Directors have been bombarded with phone calls and messages from members about the recall petition. Many […]

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Indiana’s Eternal Special Dues Assessment

In an effort to deal with its massive debt after the collapse of its insurance trust, the Indiana State Teachers Association instituted a $40 per member special dues assessment in 2009. It was expected that the additional funds would go a long way in making the NEA state affiliate solvent again, albeit in 2027. But […]

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Wicomico Junta Digs In

The Salisbury News has published a new communiqué from Generalissimo Hammer about his plans for the Wicomico County Education Association in Maryland. Hammer and his associates seized power after the union’s elected leadership scheduled a vote to disaffiliate from the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the National Education Association. In this message, Hammer and […]

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Building Rep Launches Coup at Maryland NEA Local

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In Wisconsin, It’s All Over But the Shouting

It would have been hard to picture in early 2011 that this is what the political situation would be in Wisconsin in early 2014. But here you have it, in two stories. * A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker’s public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican […]

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Support Media Matters for America!

According to its own mission statement, Media Matters for America is “a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” As such, the organization has received financial support from labor unions such as the National Education Association and SEIU ($100,000 each in […]

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