John Ransom

All over the country, union leaders are demanding that communities cough up extra cash to help “make teachers whole.” And unions around the country are testing the waters with teachers by asking teachers in budget stricken districts to vote “no confidence” in the community to send a message to taxpayers to cough up cash or else.

Note: This is an important update to a previous story about one county that kicked out it's public employees' union.     

The “or else?”

Strike.      

In Chicago, the teachers strike was preceded, as it has been elsewhere, by a token “vote of no confidence” circulated by the Chicago Teachers Union, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers- also affectionally known as Darth Union.

I’m thinking where can I register a “vote of no confidence” in the union?

In districts all over the country unions are asking teachers to take “no confidence” votes in administrations already strapped by taxpayers, who in turn are already strapped by Obamanomics. The “no confidence” votes are meant to test teachers’ resolve to strike. 

The latest district to feel this muscle tactic is Douglas County, Colorado where the local Board of Education kicked out Darth Union earlier this summer after contract negotiations broke down over the union’s inability to understand that no means no.



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John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.