Skip to comments.Union Mob Hogs All the Seats in “Public” Negotiation Session
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 wont 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.
Were sure thats 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.
its the communist way
A workaround the sunshine laws ! Time for the public to demand a much bigger venue.
The unions tried the same stunt here at a Sen. Cardin “Town hall” two years ago.
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.
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.
Just televize it on a local cable channel.
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?
We couldn’t get in. We rallied outside.
SET UP WEBCAMS !