Teachers Union, Prop 98, and an Emergency
Original post made by Start Afresh on May 5, 2011
Now CTA has called a "CA State of Emergency" (Web Link) for May 9-13 and plans a series of state-wide union actions including a week-long occupation of the state capitol.
Making this "An Emergency for Thee, but not for Me". Pleasanton's own teacher's union president made a call for this week of action while at the same time inking an agreement with PUSD that increases all teachers' salaries by 2.7% for next year.
As we see with the events rolling out, CTA (Web Link and Web Link) is funding teacher release time and transportation for teachers to go to Sacramento.
So let's see how this works. Taxpayers fund school districts. School Districts pay salaries to teachers. Teachers pay mandatory dues to unions. Those unions pay a portion of dues to the CTA. And CTA is using our taxpayer money to fund a week-long occupation of our state capitol.
Andrew Klavan has a great video which explains this well (Web Link).
To all teachers in California. Have a great week protesting.