Skip to comments.LANDMARK REPORTS NEA FLAUNTING FEDERAL LABOR REPORTING LAW
Posted on 04/22/2002 6:53:13 AM PDT by wcdukenfield
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Union dues are not used to cover school expenses, they are to cover (by law, SCOTUS decision, and Executive Order... and the NEA still refuses to comply) ONLY collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance adjustment. Under Beck, employees may halt and reclaim all forced union dues used for politics and other activities unrelated to the above 3 purposes. Of course, if this were any corporation, the courts would mandate the refunds to be immediate and in full. Since it is the Left's precious conduit for controlling our schools, the rules get ignored.
These local schools are not the NEA. What direct link is there between the NEA's budget shortfall (if any) from a loss of their exemption status and the school's desire to raise taxes? Further, how will that happen in places like Texas where the NEA has no support?
Yes, that's my assumption, but that doesn't stop the NEA from claiming it wil hurt schools if they are forced to pay back millions of dollars. We will here such phrases as "....undermining the NEA's ability to represent its members" and "......will set the public education system back 20 years and fail our children across the county".
The NEA is a labor union representing teachers and support personnel, and is not part of the public schools. Schools are not responsible in any way for covering fines and paybacks. That money would have to come directly from the NEA (and let's hope it breaks them).
Teachers can actually receive a refund for some of their NEA and state education labor union dues by applying for it. See the following replies for information:
Reply # 28 in the thread TEACHERS UNION THUGS HAVE TO GIVE BACK MONEY [Free Republic] and
Also, the NEA in not a professional educators association. If teachers are interested in a professional organization the may wish to consider:
Association of American Educators
25201 Paseo de Alicia, Suite 104
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-595-7979 or 1-800-704-7799
Please note that the AAE is not a union. It is a professional association. Annual dues are $125 per year for teachers (includes $2 Million liability insurance - one of the reasons teachers join the NEA or AFT is for liability insurance). Student, retired educator, and associate/support memberships are $25 per year.
The NEA already have set the education system back 20 years and have failed OUR children long ago ..
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