Skip to comments.Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law
Posted on 09/15/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Teachers from one of Wisconsins largest unions have jumped ship -- voting overwhelmingly to abandon the group in the latest in a string of setbacks for the struggling labor movement following Gov. Scott Walkers union overhaul two years ago.
The decision this week to disband by members of the Kenosha Education Association came after the organization was stripped of its certification and told it had lost its power to bargain for base wages with the district. The group was decertified after missing a key deadline in the annual reapplication process.
When the group might actually disband was not clear and calls to the organization were not returned.
The development is in keeping with an overall downward spiral for Wisconsins public worker unions. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported earlier this year that tens of thousands of teachers and other government workers have left their unions since the Walker-backed law took effect.
Known as Act 10, the set of reforms includes a provision that says unions wont be recognized by the state unless 51 percent of all potential members support them in annual elections.
These elections have contributed to their decline. . .
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The last time I looked, around 1995, the NEA had lots and lots of regional officials who were paid more than $200,000 a year.
I support amnesty for illegal aliens: They should be permitted to return to their home country without being jailed. That is amnesty.
They should take their children with them, where they would not be under US jurisdiction, and thus not be citizens.
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