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MARYLAND DEMOCRAT TO INTRODUCE BILL FORCING NON-MEMBERS OF TEACHERS UNION TO PAY DUES
theblaze.com ^ | 01/14/2013 | n/a

Posted on 01/14/2013 9:08:43 AM PST by massmike

As right-to-work legislation makes significant victories across the country, allowing employees to decide whether or not they want to join a union, the Maryland teachers union appears to be taking the opposite approach.

According to the Washington Examiner, the union is actively planning to make even non-union teachers pay dues in the near future.

The Washington Examiner explains:

Del. Sheila Hixson, D-Montgomery County, will introduce a bill on behalf of the Maryland State Education Association to require nonunion educators to pay a so-called fair share fee to unions equivalent to about 68 percent of the local dues. Under Maryland law, local teachers unions are required to negotiate contracts that cover all educators, whether or not they are members of the union. They also must represent nonunion educators in grievances. Association spokesman Adam Mendelson said the bill wouldn’t force people to join the union, just require them to help pay for the union benefits they receive. “All school employees benefit from those services, but there’s not a companion or complementary law for fair share that requires all employees to contribute to those benefits they enjoy,” Mendelson said. [Emphasis added] Maryland state employees have been subject to “fair share” fees since 2009, according to the Maryland Reporter, but teachers aren’t covered by the law.

A number of counties have already targeted teachers with the fees, though, and since the union already covers about 80% of Maryland teachers, the move appears to be an effort to grab the relatively small number of educators who are still not paying dues.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; liberalfascism; maryland; unions

1 posted on 01/14/2013 9:08:52 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Fascists


2 posted on 01/14/2013 9:10:05 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: massmike

unions should pay taxes not collect them


3 posted on 01/14/2013 9:10:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: massmike

Del. Sheila Hixson

4 posted on 01/14/2013 9:11:16 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike
More theft and coercion by democrats.

5 posted on 01/14/2013 9:13:15 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: massmike

A friend of mine who is a teacher in California did not join the union, however she still must pay the same amount to a charity of her choice as long as the charity is from a union approved list. (Yes, they are all leftist charities.)
I loath unions.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 9:14:55 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: massmike

To quote Marcia Brady, “ugly...ugly...UGLY!”


7 posted on 01/14/2013 9:15:03 AM PST by YourAdHere (January 21: Lets pray for rain, bitter temperatures, cold winds, and gray skies in Washington.)
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To: massmike

A thug protection racket, you wanna work? ...then, you gotta pay.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 9:15:03 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: massmike

A thug protection racket, you wanna work? ...then, you gotta pay.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 9:15:08 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: massmike

These are Fascist pig actions worth fighting against, and yes, I am advocating violence.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 9:17:28 AM PST by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: massmike

Lol.

Jackie Chan is pretty much correct.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 9:17:59 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FrankR
A thug protection racket, you wanna work? ...then, you gotta pay.

"If you mention extortion again, I'll have your legs broken."

12 posted on 01/14/2013 9:18:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

We need more offense.

I wish at least two more of the GOP held states would push forward on RTW. Michigan did incalculable damage to the unions and the democrats (some $250 million to democrats annually) and now they’re grabbing for cash elsewhere.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 9:19:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

Two wrongs don’t make a right. The logical response would be to repeal the requirement for the union to represent non-members.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 9:23:43 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: massmike

“Fair share” is fast becoming the new version of “for the children.”


15 posted on 01/14/2013 9:24:02 AM PST by DPMD
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To: massmike

This seems similar to scams where they send you something you don’t want, didn’t ask for and can’t get out of, and then they ding your credit card each month for the magazine subscription, book, or whatever it is. I wonder when they will come up with the idea of making home schoolers pay into them as well somehow. All they think about is money.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 9:34:19 AM PST by Anima Mundi (Envy is just passive, lazy greed.)
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To: massmike
This is not about "fair share" or "benefits": this is about coercively forcing teachers to support an ideology and propaganda program which they reject individually and, under our Constitution, should be free to refuse to underwrite.
17 posted on 01/14/2013 9:38:28 AM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: massmike

It’s Maryland, Democrats rule.

We are trying hard to change it , but there are too many Obama voters in the critical counties. Montgomery being one of them. It gets mighty dark in PG, Baltimore, Howard, and Baltimore Counties, with the shadow extending itself into Charles.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 12:01:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: massmike

The mantra of Com-union-ists everywhere: “fair share”. Ours is ours and yours is negotiable.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 12:46:20 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: massmike

I live in MD - its not a “Right To Work” state ...

BTW: I do work just across the river in VA - where it is “Right To Work” ...


20 posted on 01/14/2013 1:34:23 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: massmike; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

How about just making sure that unions don’t have to give benefits to non-union members instead, Sheila?

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


21 posted on 01/14/2013 5:03:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Venturer

OMG!


22 posted on 01/14/2013 5:30:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: massmike

She looks like William H. Macy on a bad day.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 6:21:24 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: svcw
As a teacher in CA, I have to pay money to the union to work.

The union here has two levels:
1) Everyone pays to work but you are not a "voting member"
2) Pay even more money, fill out a form that signs you up a a member, and you can vote.

I have never signed up. I have never joined. I always throw away any propaganda they send me. Yet, they still deduct money from my paycheck under the first reason.

24 posted on 01/15/2013 6:28:24 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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