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Union Executive Salaries 'Not Based on Merit'
Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/14/2010 | Jarrett Skorup

Posted on 12/15/2010 7:47:02 AM PST by MichCapCon

An education group recently reported some prosperous years for the Michigan Education Association: The head of the state’s largest teachers union is being paid nearly $300,000 while other top leaders earn more than $200,000.

But some are wondering why a union that supports its members being paid based only on education level and seniority is compensating its leaders differently.

“If the MEA is attempting to attract a high-quality workforce with top-notch compensation packages, why don’t they allow school districts to do the same?” asked Michael Van Beek, director of education policy for the Mackinac Center. “Locked into a union-demanded single salary schedule that treats all teachers like assembly line workers, districts can’t offer a high-quality physics or calculus teacher more money.

“School districts are forced to offer all teachers the exact same pay package.”

(Excerpt) Read more at michigancapitolconfidential.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: michigan; unions

1 posted on 12/15/2010 7:47:04 AM PST by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon
Union Executive Salaries 'Not Based on Merit'

Their Salaries are based on who is the biggest thug!

2 posted on 12/15/2010 7:52:54 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MichCapCon
Locked into a union-demanded single salary schedule that treats all teachers like assembly line workers, districts can’t offer a high-quality physics or calculus teacher more money.

Teacher union wages and benefits are obscene. The result of their salary schedules is not inability to attract high quality talent. The result is gross over compensation for people clearly not worth it in the open market.

3 posted on 12/15/2010 7:54:12 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: MichCapCon
Union Executive Salaries 'Not Based on Merit'

LOL. And in other news, the Pope is Catholic and the Bear s--ts in the woods.

4 posted on 12/15/2010 7:56:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: MichCapCon

Most everything about unions is not based on merit. Unions are based on strong arm, thuggery and greed.


5 posted on 12/15/2010 8:43:37 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: MichCapCon

Michigan Education Association.Are they located in Detroit?.


6 posted on 12/15/2010 9:53:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
The head of the state's largest teachers union is being paid nearly $300,000 while other top leaders earn more than $200,000. But some are wondering why a union that supports its members being paid based only on education level and seniority is compensating its leaders differently.
It's because the education level hasn't got a thing to do with the level of intelligence and sophistication. Thanks MichCapCon.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 7:58:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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