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Government Unions Want Power Over More Than Workplaces

The government union movement is becoming less about workplace issues like schedules and wages and becoming about using government power to accomplish militant societal change—the kind of change that’s failed everywhere it’s been tried.

Looming Teacher Strike Raises Questions About Oakland Education Association’s Motives

Emboldened by the recent UTLA strike, the Oakland Education Association (OEA) is planning its own strike within the next two weeks. Once a strike vote has been passed, which could happen as soon as this coming Monday, Oakland teachers will abandon their classrooms and take to the streets.

Loads of American Workers Are Dropping Out of Unions – Now Liberals Have A New Plan to Save Left’s Cash Cow

Government labor unions are losing dues-paying members at an unprecedented rate, which is good news for workers and bad news for liberal coffers. The mass exodus is forcing leaders on the left to address a serious problem: Their decades of financial backing from fat cat union bosses may be coming...

WEA’s Property Tax Increase To Cover Unsustainable Union Contracts

A package of legislation was introduced as desired by the Washington Education Association (WEA) that would – once again – Increase property tax levies.

Anti-Janus omnibus bill introduced in Washington Legislature

To no one’s surprise, a group of union-affiliated state lawmakers this week introduced legislation designed to undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which held it is unconstitutional to force public employees to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

After 22 Months Behind Closed Doors, Public Gets First Look at New UTLA Contract

With the union representing Los Angeles teachers finally agreeing to a new three-year contract with the school district, those who’ll actually be picking up the tab for it are getting their first look at the finished product.