Skip to comments.Tenn. panel votes to bust state teachers' unions
Posted on 02/17/2011 12:48:08 PM PST by Nachum
We're seeing more and more of this:
NASHVILLE The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining between teachers unions and school boards across the state.The vote was 6-3, with all Republicans on the panel voting for the bill and all Democrats against.Sponsor Sen. Jack Johnson said passage of the bill SB113 will remove "an albatross from around the neck of our school boards across the state" and remove a roadblock to education reform.
Labor unions are part of the free market. But their historical rationale is to protect workers from exploitation by unscrupulous employers that don't follow the law or eschew basic workplace safety standards.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/tenn-panel-votes-bust-state-teachers-unions?utm_source=Tweed&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz1EFcpra2D
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Does the TN Army National Guard need to report to their armories?
Protests and riots starting in 10... 9... 8... 7... 6...
That "one day virus" might have spread all the way from Wisconsin, dontcha know!
Labor unions are part of the free market?
Exactly which “free market” would that be?
The one in states that have NO Right To Work Laws?....................
That's okay. Tenn-Care will pay for it.............
Woo Hoo this might take off across the nation and it’s about time.
That needs to happen at the university level as well.
This is Tennessee - we're all armed! Which might be a good reason for the National Guard to be handy. Actually, I don't expect any kind of activity like what's going on in Madison. We're not a very liberal state, except in the big inner cities where freeloading presides.
Let American's see!!
As the Socialists, Marxist's Commies proclaim...."Let there be openness!!"
Unions are the Storm Troopers of socialism.
While eliminating the right to collectively bargain is a big win... You have to really watch these school boards because
some couldn’t generate enough wattage to make a 25 watt bulb glow dim, even if you wired all their brains together in a
They will just take the money savings and dole it out to the professional leeches that call themselves “Superintendents”.
More states need to stand up now!
Actually, labor unions were never about the free market. When they gathered enough clout, they held businesses hostage to their demands. This worked quite well in an industrial economy where large factories were bound to a locale. Now that so many people are employed in the service sector or in high tech businesses, unions no longer have the ability to shut things down. The only unions left with any clout are the government unions, where progress and productivity are irrelevant.
At the time unions formed, workers were already gaining some power vs employers and conditions for workers were beginning to change for the better. If employers had been all-powerful as they had been in the past, union organizing would not have been able to get off the ground. Unions just took advantage of what was already taking place, and now everyone thinks they were responsible for improvements in pay and working conditions. They have always been an albatross.