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WI School Teachers Vote to Disband Union "...we never had to use their services."
Redstate.com ^

Posted on 12/12/2011 10:57:08 AM PST by cotton1706

When given a choice, teachers in four out of eleven schools in Racine County, Wisconsin have decided to disband the unions they paid dues into for years.

According to the Journal Times, by a slim majority (of those voting), North Cape School District teachers voted to disband the union.

However, in Yorkville, the vote was unanimous. Out of the 29 teachers who voted, all 29 voted to disband.

Becky Seitz, the former union president, stated:

“In the 30-some years we were part of the (American Federation of Teachers union), we never had to use their services. There were never any grievances that warranted that,” Seitz said, explaining teachers found it unnecessary to keep paying monthly dues of about $50 when they weren’t using union services anyway. “We really – and I’m going to be honest – never really got much out of it. We’ve always had a good relationship with our administrators and our board.” [Emphasis added.]

Simply put, at $50 per month*, a 30-year teacher paid $18,000 for services that were never used.

It is likely that the dues were not always $50 per month. Regardless of the actual amount, however, once the freedom to choose was given, the teachers in Yorkville (and NCSD) chose to keep their $600 in their own pocketbooks. So, how is it that Scott Walker is the bad guy in this?


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: wisconsin
One word: Whoa!!

Now we see the reason for the national union assault on Wisconsin. This was their fear. Their slaves have become unshackled.

1 posted on 12/12/2011 10:57:17 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

ALL UNION MEMBERS. JUST THINK WHAT THE WASTED DUES YOU PAY TO OVERWEIGHT (never miss a mean)THUGS COULD BUY FOR YOU FAMILY.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 11:02:38 AM PST by marty60
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To: cotton1706

Walker’s fault...


3 posted on 12/12/2011 11:05:05 AM PST by bigbob
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To: marty60
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If this keeps up, how are fat union bosses going to pay for their hookers?

4 posted on 12/12/2011 11:10:02 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: cotton1706

This is something Republicans should be pressing all the time: workers should be able to vote at least every two years on whether or not to stay unionized. Once people realize how much they pay for not much benefit, they’ll back out & stop giving the thugs the money.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 11:10:34 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cotton1706

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

6 posted on 12/12/2011 11:10:51 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cotton1706

Finally, coming unstuck from stupid. Wow, teachers are slow learners.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 11:11:25 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: cotton1706

Interesting, now with $50 more per month in their wallets these teachers become eligible for merit pay as well.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 11:12:14 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: dragonblustar

Fer sur :-)


9 posted on 12/12/2011 11:13:21 AM PST by marty60
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To: Twotone
Be aware!

Union thugs have been exposed as parasites. They must (and will) show themselves necessary!
Manufactured labor strife will increase. Bank on it
10 posted on 12/12/2011 11:13:34 AM PST by TxAg1981
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To: cotton1706
How do they handle pensions in this case? It's a real LOL moment when the unions have to pay pensions to non-union retirees!
11 posted on 12/12/2011 11:13:58 AM PST by al44
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To: cotton1706

Those teachers are now to be respected.

Way to go!


12 posted on 12/12/2011 11:14:08 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: cotton1706
Hip hip Hooray! Go Wisconsin!

Just say NO to Unions!

Join theFight!

13 posted on 12/12/2011 11:20:08 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: al44

Teacher pensions are held by the state. The “union” has nothing to do with it.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 11:25:29 AM PST by Conservateacher
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To: cotton1706

50$ a month! What a ripoff!


15 posted on 12/12/2011 11:28:10 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

My “dues” are $83. It is a ripoff.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 11:33:17 AM PST by Conservateacher
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To: Conservateacher

I suspected that may be the answer after I posted. Sorry.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 11:33:58 AM PST by al44
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To: cotton1706
Now we see the reason for the national union assault on Wisconsin. This was their fear. Their slaves have become unshackled.

And now it begins.

The truth is very dangerous for the government unions, they bosses make big bucks, the demonRATS get kick backs and the members just keep paying,

The only teachers that benefit are the slugs that most of their peers would rather be fired but are protected.

18 posted on 12/12/2011 12:38:31 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: cotton1706

Some idiot where I work is trying to convince people to unionize. He keeps pushing the idea that union workers in the same job make 68% more, but I’ve never found any unionized business that matches this one. As far as I know, nobody’s fallen for his spiel yet, but he’s still a pain.


19 posted on 12/12/2011 2:05:12 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Ellendra

So basically he wants a raise with no extra work or productivity. Typical.


20 posted on 12/12/2011 2:07:05 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Exactly.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 2:56:17 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

They never used their services because the only services available are to make members pay up.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 5:42:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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