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It’s Time to Abolish the Teachers Unions

It’s Time to Abolish the Teachers Unions

This article was first published on FrontPageMag. “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management.” The above caveat about government unions – usually known by the kinder and gentler...

By Larry Sand

Provision in Biden’s “Build Back Better” would help government unions in California

Provision in Biden’s “Build Back Better” would help government unions in California

The fallout continues to build from the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling that government unions cannot require their employees to pay unions anything – membership dues or fees – as a condition of employment. These dues and fees have long been a key to the balance of political power in California. Government union leaders almost...

By Chris Reed

The California Indoor Mask Mandate’s Return is Nonsensical

The California Indoor Mask Mandate’s Return is Nonsensical

Planning to see some smiles while carrying out last-minute shopping? Forget about it. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) indoor mask mandate has reinstated the indoor mask mandate today for all Californians, regardless of vaccination status, from December 15 through January 15 (and possibly longer). In a December 13 press release, CDPH said, “Since...

By Brandon Ristoff

The teachers unions’ misbegotten efforts have ignited the push for educational freedom

The teachers unions’ misbegotten efforts have ignited the push for educational freedom

The California Teachers Association fights parental choice with deeply flawed arguments. As this troubling year moves to a conclusion, there is certainly one thing worth celebrating: the great leap forward for educational freedom throughout the country. As I wrote last week, the countrywide union-mandated school shutdowns have had major consequences, and perhaps none more prominent...

By Larry Sand

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast: Episode 202: Boom Times for Stupid

National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast: Episode 202: Boom Times for Stupid

With Roe in the balance, Gavin Newsom says Californians will pay for abortion tourists. Who’s trying to kill Kamala’s career? Sacramento’s government-pension-fund managers find a new way to transform corporations into carriers of lefty change. California government is still the cause of supply-chain nightmares. Santa Cruz County requires masks at home. L.A. Unified says it’ll send unvaccinated...

By Will Swaim

LAUSD Officials Say They’ll Deport Unvaccinated Students to One of the District’s Poorest Performing Schools

LAUSD Officials Say They’ll Deport Unvaccinated Students to One of the District’s Poorest Performing Schools

Editor’s Note: A day after this commentary appeared, Los Angeles Unified announced it will consider postponing until Fall 2022 its decision to force unvaccinated students into the demonstrably failed City of Angels program. Engaged parents made this happen. Special thanks to UTLAuncensored, Reopen Schools, and other ParentUnion.com allies. News that a mother has accused Los...

By Will Swaim

The union mandated school shutdowns are having major consequences

The union mandated school shutdowns are having major consequences

School violence rises, mental health days proliferate, and thousands of kids are leaving government schools nationwide. Recently, a report compiled by Mike Antonucci for the Defense of Freedom Institute confirmed that the teachers unions had a heavy-handed role in the Covid-related shutdowns that consumed much of the country starting in March 2020. And the “never...

By Larry Sand

Sacramento’s Surprise Reaction to the California School Boards Association Appeal for Police Help

Sacramento’s Surprise Reaction to the California School Boards Association Appeal for Police Help

California’s school board officials say “nothing in recent memory could have prepared” them for the danger they face as parents “lash out on a variety of topics, most notably opposition to state mandates and local COVID-19 mitigation measures.” That was the substance of a September 29 letter in which California School Boards Association (CSBA) CEO Vernon M....

By Will Swaim

Radio Free California Podcast Episode 201: Newsom’s Cabo Controversy

Radio Free California Podcast Episode 201: Newsom’s Cabo Controversy

French Laundry, the Getty Wedding, and now a family vacation in a Mexican resort remind us that our governor is auditorily challenged where political tone is involved. Eric Swalwell wants you vaccinated to protect his kids. Progressives threaten Feinstein over the filibuster. Dem’s federal budget includes tax breaks for government unions. Times are tough, but...

By Will Swaim

Parents “don’t get how teaching works”

Parents “don’t get how teaching works”

A new anti-parent diatribe is rife with condescension and a lack of logic. Christina Wyman is a writer and teacher, and most recently has become an inadvertent promoter of parental wrath. In an inflammatory piece for NBC News, Wyman insists that when it comes to the classroom, parents should know their place – just shut...

By Larry Sand

Listen: Radio Free California Podcast Episode 200: Mobbery in San Francisco

Listen: Radio Free California Podcast Episode 200: Mobbery in San Francisco

Mobs of thieves rob Bay Area stores, but California’s conservative counties are peaceful. Merrick Garland is still pushing the “terrorist parents” narrative. Liberals say Ivy Getty’s Hunger Games-style San Francisco wedding is evidence we need a wealth tax. The House that Kobe Built has a new name. David and Will weigh in on Gavin Newsom...

By Will Swaim

BREAKING: Tech Mistake Leads LAUSD Parents to Receive Names of Students Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

BREAKING: Tech Mistake Leads LAUSD Parents to Receive Names of Students Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19

Some LAUSD parents received a surprise early Monday: over 130 emails naming students exempted from the district’s testing policy because they recently recovered from COVID-19. The watchdog group UTLA Uncensored revealed the gaff on their Twitter account. According to UTLA Uncensored, the two parents they have found who have received these emails found their child’s...

By Brandon Ristoff

A plea for copping

A plea for copping

After school police are cut back, violence rises. In June 2020, the United Teachers of Los Angeles passed a motion to eliminate school police, and replace them with counselors and mental health programs. The union asserted, “Police presence in schools leads to negative outcomes for Black and Brown students, who are arrested and disciplined at...

By Larry Sand

Radio Free California Episode 199: A Fast-Food Dictatorship of the Proletariat

Radio Free California Episode 199: A Fast-Food Dictatorship of the Proletariat

Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez, author of the infamous A.B. 5, is at it again, this time with an effort to unionize fast-food workers by extraordinary means. AG Rob Bonta threatens to bring down the house. CalPERS says it’ll have to accept greater risk to fully fund generous government-union retirements. Gavin Newsom extends his emergency authority...

By Will Swaim