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Union Mob Hogs All the Seats in “Public” Negotiation Session
Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Kyle Olsen

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

More and more school districts are holding union contract negotiations in full view of the public.

That positive development allows taxpayers - those people footing the bill for the giveaways authorized by the board - to learn where their money goes and why. By witnessing the process they can form their own opinions, free of the media filter and union spin.

The unions have never liked this idea, and apparently have found a way to get around it: Arrange to have union members and supporters take all the seats reserved for the public. That will leave John and Jane Doe out in the cold and ignorant of the process, just like the unions want them to be.

In Port St. Lucie, Florida, the school board recently reserved a 350-seat school auditorium for its public negotiating session. More than 500 teachers showed up, chanting things like “We want a raise,” “We won’t go,” and “Change the venue,” according to TCPalm.com.

Some teachers apparently complained about being forced to stand in the crowded hallway. Police officers were apparently called in to help with crowd control. We have no idea how many ordinary citizens were able to get into the meeting, but we doubt there were many who were willing to compete with the enormous union presence to find a seat.

We’re sure that’s exactly how the union planned it. In the ideal world of Big Labor, taxpayers should simply fund the schools and stop worrying about how their money is spent. After all, the union knows best.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; highschool; mob; teachersunions

1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:27:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

its the communist way


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:28:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kaslin

A workaround the sunshine laws ! Time for the public to demand a much bigger venue.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:35:06 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Kaslin

The unions tried the same stunt here at a Sen. Cardin “Town hall” two years ago.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Kaslin

They should have the sessions during the school day. If the rent-a-mob shows up, tell them to get back to the classroom or get a pink slip.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:50:31 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: Kaslin

Fascism


6 posted on 09/21/2012 6:53:28 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

The producers footing the bill are on Capital Strike. The homeowners are the last resource for tax revenue left. They will eventually be paying multiple times the price of their home in real estate taxes. Who said taxes were ever ‘cut’? Revenue was simply drawn from another column.


7 posted on 09/21/2012 7:05:03 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Kaslin

Just televize it on a local cable channel.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 8:53:49 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: RedMDer
The unions tried the same stunt here at a Sen. Cardin “Town hall” two years ago.

Is that the one where the big burly SEIU goon walked over to glare at the little old lady who dared raise her hand to ask Cardin a question?

9 posted on 09/21/2012 8:58:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: COBOL2Java

We couldn’t get in. We rallied outside.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 9:02:11 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Kaslin

SET UP WEBCAMS !


11 posted on 09/21/2012 9:20:56 AM PDT by Mopp4
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