Could California Follow Wisconsin’s Teacher Union Jail Break?

By Larry Sand
If CA becomes a right-to-work state, a seismic political shift may ensue. Last week Mike Antonucci reported that the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the National Education Association’s Badger State affiliate, is down to fewer than 50,000 members (40,000 currently employed) from a high of over 100,000 in 2009. This precipitous loss is a result of...

TAGS: Act 10, Charter schools, collective bargaining, Deroy Murdock, Friedrichs, Hillary Clinton, Larry Sand, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Right to Work, Scott Walker, teachers union, Troy Senik, vouchers, Wisconsin Education Association Council

Right-to-Work Rights and Wrongs

By Larry Sand
Teachers union treasurer perpetuates myths about worker freedom. The term “right-to-work” (RTW) very simply means that workers don’t have to pay dues to a union as a condition of employment. In the U.S., there are 24 such states and 26 where paying dues to a union  is required in many workplaces. The unions, with all...

TAGS: Arlene Inouye, Bob Peterson, California Charter School Association, collective bargaining, Larry Sand, National Education Association, National Right to Work Foundation, Right to Work, Scott Walker, teachers union, United Teachers of Los Angeles, Wisconsin Education Association Council

The Battle of Wisconsin

By Larry Sand
Governor Walker’s victory on June 5th was crucial, but the war is far from over. Just a week ago, Scott Walker survived a recall, beating back the rapacious efforts of the National Education Association and its state affiliate, the Wisconsin Education Association (WEAC) to recall the Wisconsin governor who had the moxie to work with...

TAGS: Act 10, collective bargaining, Dennis Van Roekel, Mike Antonucci, National Education Association, Scott Walker, teachers union, Wisconsin Education Association Council