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When Unions Get Desperate
WSJ ^ | 4/14/11 | ALLYSIA FINLEY

Posted on 04/16/2011 2:14:05 PM PDT by rhema

There haven't been any major earthquakes or wildfires in California recently, but teachers apparently think that the potential budget cuts to education merit a "State of Emergency Week."

The California Teachers Association, the state's largest teachers union, is planning a week of activities in May. The goal is to pressure Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to raise taxes rather than cut education spending.

Earlier this week the union posted a 10-page list of potential activities on its website, CAstateofemergency.com. Ideas included stalking legislators for a day; boycotting corporations like Microsoft that advocate for education reform; attempting to close down major roads; dyeing their hair red; holding night-time vigils with coffins and black arm-bands; picketing companies; and withdrawing funds from banks that "are not paying their fair share of taxes." They also planned to work with Ben & Jerry's to create a "labor-union flavored ice cream."

Apparently, the union didn't realize that documents posted to the Internet are available for public consumption. Once the CTA heard that the list was bouncing around blogs, it was removed. Soon, a new three-page list appeared that omits many of their more ludicrous and heavy-handed ideas but still includes plans to use students as props. Instead of bullying and boycotting businesses, the union now intends to meet with local chambers of commerce and to "focus [their protests] on how much money has gone to bail out Wall Street and big corporations."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: cta; education; goonions; goonionthugs; nea; propaganda; teachers; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 04/16/2011 2:14:07 PM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

Union thugs at play.


2 posted on 04/16/2011 2:15:33 PM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: rhema
A union label ice cream flavor?What do BS and intimidation taste like?
3 posted on 04/16/2011 2:18:55 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

This deserves a vanity optic of it’s own!


4 posted on 04/16/2011 2:22:12 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: rhema

Something about unions and the month of May. Can’t put my finger on it.


5 posted on 04/16/2011 2:23:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (We live two lives, the life we learn and the life we live with after that.)
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To: rhema

Filthy California teacher’s union support convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamala. They are scum.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/13/california-teachers-union-draws-rallying-cop-killer/


6 posted on 04/16/2011 2:28:43 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: bikerman
The plug on the union bathtub has been pulled and the whirlpool is visible.
7 posted on 04/16/2011 2:28:48 PM PDT by JPG ("GAME ON" - Sarah Palin)
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To: bikerman

My local paper has a woman writing in how unfair it is that her teacher husband got a master’s degree and he’s NOT going to get a raise. Then she complained that the family of 3 will have to pay....$600 per month for health insurance. How awful when a teacher has to face the REALITY of what’s been going on. They should be thankful that they HAVE a job to go to. Talk to someone who has been out of work for a year or more.


8 posted on 04/16/2011 2:42:27 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: rhema
union

Look for the union fable.


9 posted on 04/16/2011 2:43:12 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: boop

All teachers in California should be forced to take a mandatory 10% pay cut immediately, just for starters. If they don’t like it then go find a job in the private sector. Their greed has bankrupted the state. How much of this crap do they think we will put up with.


10 posted on 04/16/2011 2:51:26 PM PDT by Bullish (IT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH HEADS ON PIKES)
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To: rhema

Unionism is big business in California. And it may soon be the only business in California.


11 posted on 04/16/2011 2:54:22 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rhema

Parents need to play tough. If a teacher removes kids from a classroom to protest this or that, without permission of the parents, the teacher needs to be charged with abduction and child endangerment.

Patriots need to get to work in local politics and elect a constitutional sheriff so they have the legal authority and political muscle to take on these fascist thugs. We’re in a war.


12 posted on 04/16/2011 3:20:36 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: rhema
“The union has since shifted its focus to convincing Democrats to raise taxes without approval from voters or Republicans. Although the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes, unions have suggested that Democrats should risk litigation and increase taxes without Republican support.”

Make Obama smile. Ignore the CA Constitution as he does the US Constitution. Otherwise, follow the lead of your Wisconsin brethren, destroy the civil society, anarchy is your friend . . .

13 posted on 04/16/2011 3:49:25 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: rhema
They also planned to work with Ben & Jerry's to create a "labor-union flavored ice cream."

Rat Flavor?

14 posted on 04/16/2011 4:21:56 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: rhema
From the article: The union has since shifted its focus to convincing Democrats to raise taxes without approval from voters or Republicans. Although the state constitution requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature to raise taxes, unions have suggested that Democrats should risk litigation and increase taxes without Republican support. The only other options for Democrats are to resume talks with Republicans or to close the budget deficit with spending cuts. Unions don't want to do the former and won't stand for the latter. That means they'll have to convince Mr. Brown that their interests supersede law and democracy ...

... and Governor Moonbeam is just ignorant, corrupt, and Libtard enough it.

15 posted on 04/16/2011 4:58:29 PM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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To: boop

We pay about than of that per month for a family of 6...of course, my husband doesn’t have a union sticking up for him, so that might explain the better benefits ;)


16 posted on 04/16/2011 5:01:43 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Change everything you are, everything you were, your number has been called.)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

Ooops! I meant to say we pay about half of that per month for a family of six.


17 posted on 04/16/2011 5:02:42 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Change everything you are, everything you were, your number has been called.)
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To: rhema

Fire every one of these Teachers Union Thugs/Incompetents/Child Destroyers.

Charter School and voucher the whole stinking system.

Empower children and parents.

Crush the democrat party.


18 posted on 04/16/2011 5:31:28 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: rhema
They also planned to work with Ben & Jerry's to create a "labor-union flavored ice cream."

There is a market for the taste of feces?

19 posted on 04/16/2011 5:34:28 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Doesn’t an evil corporation(Unilever)own Ben and Jerry’s?


20 posted on 04/16/2011 5:36:19 PM PDT by macrahanish #1
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Bfl


21 posted on 04/16/2011 5:38:29 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: sergeantdave

Teachers have the power over the children’s grades, though. That is what keeps parents in line. The entire government school system should be abolished.


22 posted on 04/16/2011 6:04:12 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: rhema

Gosh, they’re so...60’s. Embarrassing.


23 posted on 04/16/2011 8:04:59 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Brilliant
Unionism is big business in California. And it may soon be the only business in California.

Well, CA has a booming business in making homeless bums.

24 posted on 04/16/2011 8:08:18 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma

You pay $300/month for health benefits for 6 people? Please tell me how. My COBRA payments as a single guy were $400 plus per month just for me.


25 posted on 04/16/2011 11:34:41 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
Ooops! I meant to say we pay about half of that per month for a family of six.

Me too, for a family of 4. The family plan I'm on fits all family no matter the size.

26 posted on 04/17/2011 5:20:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: FormerACLUmember

Maybe it’ll taste like brass knuckles.


27 posted on 04/18/2011 2:25:40 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Farmer Dean
A union label ice cream flavor?What do BS and intimidation taste like?

Blood. Every Marxist's favorite flavor.

28 posted on 04/18/2011 2:30:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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