Skip to comments.California Teachers Association $1 Million “State of Emergency” Protests May Include Road Closures
Posted on 04/13/2011 1:20:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Earlier today, I posted about the California Teachers Association’s plan to occupy the State Capitol on May 9-13 as part of the union’s protests to increase tax revenue for the state’s schools and teachers. I now have further information, including the news that CTA has budgeted $1 million for the protests.
The union has set up a web site of material for activists at CAstateofemergency.com. The documents include the handout I posted earlier, plus a 10-page list of “potential activities” the CTA State Council dreamed up. The State Council consists of more than 700 elected union representatives from all across the state. I’ve also posted this document on the EIA web site.
The “potential activities” include:
* Target the businesses of legislators in their home districts.
* Circle the offices of problem legislators. Target them with various actions.
* Picket/rally in front of legislators offices/homes.
* Follow targeted legislators for the entire day.
* Have students and parents do informational picketing for one hour outside their school site.
* Have parents and students camp in front of schools all night.
* Have teachers being laid off contact parents and other CTA members.
* Make phone calls on Parents Day. Call parents to tell them how their child is doing and then talk about the budget cuts and invite them to attend the rallies.
* Refrain from Shopping Day. Show the value of educators and other public employees and the economic contribution they make to local communities by refraining from shopping one day.
* Throw monopoly money in the toilet to show that all our money is going down the drain
* Publish a list of companies that are not paying their fair share of taxes. Send letters to these companies and the media and picket their offices. Withdraw funds from banks that are not paying their fair share. (Editor’s note: CTA is a tax-exempt organization.)
* One-day boycott of Microsoft and other corporations that are pushing failed education reform efforts.
* Turn fire/earthquake drill into crisis response drill to the budget cuts (involve students and the community)
* Attempt to close a major artery into town/cities
* Have celebrities involved in the demonstrations
* Dye hair red or wear red wigs
* Homeless encampments of students and teachers as they can afford a place to live
* Have people participate in a run across the state with a torch (like the Olympics)
* Statewide A Day with No Teachers
* Pay for everything with $2 bills to show true impact of teachers
* Lights Out Day during the week where educators teach in the dark
* Protest at an MLB game. Everyone wears a matching shirt and sits in one section. Have scoreboard acknowledge their presence (i.e., pink-slipped teachers seated in section ___)
* Work with organization like Ben & Jerry to have them create a labor-union flavored ice cream that can be sold at the rallies and in stores
Go for it morons.
The public has had enough already.
Overpriced, bitter and very unhealthy.
I am looking forward to it. I like the part about dyeing their hair red, just like Bozo the clown. You can count on seeing the Mexcan kids marching on the freeway with their Mexican flags. Bring it on! We will show Wisconsin what a real riot is.
Now what would a labor-union flavored ice cream taste like? Fill in the blank______________.
Someone is going to push back eventually.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money.” Margaret Thatcher
Ah, they’re entering the “punish the public” phase of the downward spiral.
The next phase is usually “the public finally starts paying attention and says Win The Future.”
Isn't that called "July"?
Dirty little secret in California is that over 50% of the state budget is for Education.
Everything else comes after that 50%. It is going to be real difficult to get the budget under control without cuts in education.
The gravy train is about to go over a cliff all these guys can do it tell the engineer to speed up.
Well I am all for these job actions because I do not think they will bring the hope for results.
I’d love to see them try to block my truck.
Reginald Denny has taught me to plow through protesters.
Down shift and hit the accelerator for protection.
They should be told that every single cent they cost the state in these protests will come directly out of their paychecks. Every cent.
labor-union flavored ice would have frosted flakes and lots of nuts, labeled fresh and minty but smells like poop
Local Area Unemployment Statistics
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Rank Metropolitan Area Rate
Sacramento—Arden-Arcade—Roseville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area 12.6
12.6% U3 unemployment rate in Sacramento and the ftards in the public sector union thinks stopping traffic for the already stressed out workers in the MSA is going to endear them to the unionistas cause?
74.6% of mortgage borrowers in the Sacramento MSA are underwater in Q1 2011 according to Deutsche Bank’s estimates. And the unionistas think protesting to further raise taxes and property taxes is going to endear them to the general public?
Welcome to Saul Alinsky’s America.
I’m sure that your kids will respect you SO much better once they’ve seen you out performing union thuggery /sarc
The time has come to close the public schools.
Yeah, that'll win the hearts and minds of the taxpayer.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
I hope they close I5 in the heart of Sacramento during rush hour to make known the legitimate concerns:)