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Wisconsinís Third-Largest Teachersí Union Decertified
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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 state’s 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 district’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: fail; teachers; union; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 09/13/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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The RINOS in the Senate and House should take Scott Walker’s example of how to show some brass balls.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 9:58:23 AM PDT by Dick Cinnamon
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Leftists need to simplify the voter fraud process, so setbacks like this one and the ones in Colorado don’t happen to them again.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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I kinda like the word ‘decertified’ following the word ‘union’.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 10:00:06 AM PDT by lesko
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 09/13/2013 10:03:55 AM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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Who-hoo! Excellent! Defund those commies!


6 posted on 09/13/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: lesko

“I kinda like the word ‘decertified’ following the word ‘union’.”

Me too. I get a tingle up both my legs.


7 posted on 09/13/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Sub-Driver

I wouldn’t necessarily celebrate. The teachers may be switching to a union that has more muscle.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 10:26:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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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!


9 posted on 09/13/2013 10:35:52 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Sub-Driver; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

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.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Iow the unions shook down the members and the members now have the power to say no!

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.

11 posted on 09/13/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: hoosiermama

“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.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 10:44:29 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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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.


13 posted on 09/13/2013 10:44:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Will they be laid off now?...


14 posted on 09/13/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by uncitizen
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Typical Black attacker of Whites. He doesn't have the guts to say what he really is. I have more respect for Mumbo Jumbo X or whatever his name is. At least he's not hiding what he is.
15 posted on 09/13/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Carry_Okie
I wouldn’t necessarily celebrate. The teachers may be switching to a union that has more muscle.

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.

16 posted on 09/13/2013 10:58:27 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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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 !


17 posted on 09/13/2013 11:01:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: USS Alaska
Not a chance in hell.

They may still believe they need collective bargaining power over wages and working conditions. The law did not negate those rights.

18 posted on 09/13/2013 11:02:10 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: Dick Cinnamon
The RINOS in the Senate and House should take Scott Walker’s example of how to show some brass balls.

Scott Walker for President in 2016!


19 posted on 09/13/2013 11:02:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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You’ve obviously not been or witnessed the treatment of the few or individual who chooses not to belong.

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.

20 posted on 09/13/2013 11:04:43 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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