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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

 
Why I Don't Trust Teachers Unions

This week's EIA Communiqué cites two reasons:

Quote of the Week: Union Democracy Edition."Larry runs the union like a dictator. He doesn't want his members to know the truth about how dues are spent." – David E. Bradley, newly elected member of the executive board of the Fresno Teachers Association, discussing FTA President Larry Moore. FTA reports 855 ballots were cast by an electorate of about 4,000 members. (November 16 Fresno Bee)

"It's a very hurtful thing for me to be told I'm not a member in good standing after paying my union dues all those years." – Belinda Boyd, New York City school aide who nominated Anthony Ferina for local chairman. Ferina was disqualified because the parent union claimed Ms. Boyd was not a member, despite her membership card, union voting record and seven years of dues payments. Out of 14,000 eligible members, only 27 voted in the election. (November 22 New York Times)

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