Skip to comments.Wisconsinís Third-Largest Teachersí Union Decertified
Posted on 09/13/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
September 13, 2013 11:57 AM Wisconsin's Third-Largest Teachers' Union Decertified By Andrew Johnson
Pro-union teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin failed to reach the 50 percent threshold necessary to reauthorize its union. Only 37 percent of educators voted to reauthorize what was the states third-largest union with 2,400 members last month.
The vote is a result of public-employee union reforms signed by Governor Scott Walker in 2011, which triggered a recall election, in which he eventually prevailed in 2012. The Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill required public unions to hold an annual recertification vote.
The union no longer carries any official status in representing the districts teachers and cannot negotiate for its members as a whole, while it still may represent individual educators. Teachers can still financially contribute to the union as well, but mandatory union dues will no longer be required.
The RINOS in the Senate and House should take Scott Walker’s example of how to show some brass balls.
Leftists need to simplify the voter fraud process, so setbacks like this one and the ones in Colorado don’t happen to them again.
I kinda like the word ‘decertified’ following the word ‘union’.
This is an excellent start! Goes to show how the minority crazy lefties have found so many ways to control major institutions. Nice to see it stopped in this case.
Who-hoo! Excellent! Defund those commies!
“I kinda like the word decertified following the word union.”
Me too. I get a tingle up both my legs.
I wouldn’t necessarily celebrate. The teachers may be switching to a union that has more muscle.
Or the teachers may be tired of having their pay checks targeted while the union leaders get rich and do nothing
Many a year our pay raise did not equal the raise in union dues.
So why join? Pressure from union bosses in the district.
Iow the unions shook down the members and the members now have the power to say no!
Another article on the de-certification of the Kenosha teachers’ union. Keep in mind, the teachers de-certified this union themselves, something their union will want to blame on Walker.
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
They always did have that power. Walker's changes didn't affect the freedom to decertify a union. The main thing he did change was collective bargaining for benefits, which are no longer provided by the union. So other than collective bargaining for salaries, they aren't worth much. If the salaries are the same, they're a waste of money. Still, the teachers may anticipate the need for future collective bargaining power over wages, which is why I offered the caution I did.
“Or the teachers may be tired of having their pay checks targeted while the union leaders get rich and do nothing
Many a year our pay raise did not equal the raise in union dues. So why join?”
In NJ public school teachers are our upper middle class; they still get hefty raises despite a property tax cap because the municipalities simply lay off cops, firemen, public works, etc. to keep them living large. Our teachers also know their pay is completely out of sync with the salaries of those paying the teachers, and they couldn’t care less.
In my area there is little mixing between workfare public employees (of any kind) and taxpayers; the animosity is tangible.
I know a local teacher who had union thugs remove candidate signs from her front yard. When she objected, they told her that as a union member (forced) she could not support that candidate.
Will they be laid off now?...
Not a chance in hell. Those teachers are keeping the money and the unions are going down the toilet like the turds that they are.
You’ve obviously not been or witnessed the treatment of the few or individual who chooses not to belong. As one who has I can assure you the power is not on their side. Your statement does not fit into the reality of the structure
Have often said: state legislature set up the unions vs administration to create a corporate game of “let you and him fight”.— Let the power struggles begin (but not with us. We’re innocent )
The government then stirs the pot, sells tickets to watch the fight thru media coverage and sits back and swears to their own innocence as they goad each side on! Dis functional family behavior at a corporate level.
Good teachers are too busy teaching to fight it so they pay the due and bitch in their 20 minute lunch break !
They may still believe they need collective bargaining power over wages and working conditions. The law did not negate those rights.
My mother was a public school teacher.
Good teachers are too busy teaching to fight it so they pay the due and bitch in their 20 minute lunch break!
They're also too busy to negotiate their salaries and working conditions. Let's just wait and see before doing the happy dance.