Union, Inc.

By Larry Sand
Teacher union leaders palavering about evil corporations and the rich is a modern-day version of The Emperor’s New Clothes. The teachers unions really need to get some new talking points. Granted, straw men and hyperbole are common in political discourse, but union verbiage needs a serious makeover – the old model is giving hypocrisy a...

TAGS: Alex Caputo-Pearl, American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, corporate greed, Eric Heins, John Stocks, Larry Sand, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Prop. 13, Randi Weingarten, Taxifornia, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles

A Kinder and Gentler Teachers Union?

By Larry Sand
The unions are trying to take the “we’re in it for the kids” shtick to a new level by declaring that they now collectively bargain for “the common good.” Last week, The American Prospect posted “Teacher Unions Are ‘Bargaining for the Common Good,’” which claims that unions across the country are “expanding their focus to...

TAGS: California Teachers Association, collective bargaining, corporate greed, ghost teachers, Jeb Bush, Larry Sand, pension tsunami, permanence, release time, seniority, Susan Bonilla, teachers union, tenure

Union Greed

By Larry Sand
The Chicago teachers’ pension scam exemplifies what unions claim to hate most about corporations. Chicago, long known as the Second City, may still be second in some things, but it seems to be #1 in teacher union greed. As it’s time for a new contract with the Chicago public school system (CPS), the inevitable blather...

TAGS: Bruce Rauner, Chicago public schools, Chicago Teachers Union, corporate greed, Karen Lewis, Larry Sand, NAEP, pension pick-up, Rahm Emanuel, teachers union

NEA Greed Machine is in Overdrive

By Larry Sand
Tax Freedom Day is April 17th. Freedom from teacher union extortion? To be announced. The National Education Association has thrown itself full force into the “corporate loophole” demagoguery campaign. According to the NEA, children are being victimized by avaricious corporate types who don’t pay their fair share of taxes. The NEA exhorts the American people...

TAGS: American Federation of Teachers, corporate greed, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, RiShawn Biddle, teachers unions

CTA in Bed with the Occupy Crowd? LOL!

By Larry Sand
The California Teachers Association is seeking cover in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The OWS crowd doesn’t understand that CTA and other public employee unions are a major part of the problem. Last week, part of my post concerned itself with the March 5th “Occupy the Capitol” protest being promoted by the California Teachers Association....

TAGS: California Teachers Association, capitalism, corporate greed, Occupy Wall Street, public employee unions