The teacher unions are kicking up a fuss, just days after the election, claiming John key doesn’t have a mandate.
What can be done about these dinosaurs?
Well we could follow what is happening in California. Where the teacher unions are being forced with the removal of their right to deduct union dues from the payroll.
The worst union in America is contemplating its worst nightmareâa time when state law no longer compels Californiaâs teachers to pay it for the privilege of working at a public school. According to a 23-page PowerPointÂ presentation unearthed by union watchdog Mike Antonucci, California Teachers Association officials are taking seriously the idea that a raft of pending litigation could put an end to mandatory union dues in the Golden State, and theyâre exhorting local union leaders to rise to the challenge. The presentationâs title is fitting: âNot if, but when: Living in a world without Fair Share.â
âFair shareâ in this context refers to the unionâs current legal right to collect dues from every public school teacher in the state, whether they join the union or donât. But a world without compulsory dues isnât hard to imagineâitâs already the reality in 24 right-to-work states, including Florida, Indiana, and Michigan, home to the still-powerful Michigan Education Association. The CTA presentation offers a candid assessment of emerging legal âattacksâ in the wake of Harris v. Quinn, in which the Supreme Court this year ruled that the First Amendment forbids the state of Illinois to force part-time home health-care workers to pay collective-bargaining fees. The high court is likely to take up Friedrichs v. CTA, a much wider-ranging lawsuit now pending before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals alleging that compulsory dues to public-employee unions are flatly unconstitutional.