Friday, November 23, 2007

Received My Agency Fee Rebate Today

It was only $395.60, but still more than enough to join the Association of American Educators.

Now I'll have better liability insurance than CTA members :-)

Here are the amounts that a biased arbiter accepted as not related to collective bargaining:

NEA--48.59%
CTA and local--38.7%

Remember, the CTA paid the arbiter here, so the arbiter has a vested interest in favoring the CTA. Still, these amounts listed above could not be justified even under such an unbalanced agreement.

I ask you teachers union members this: if the union is so necessary and valuable, why are they spending somewhere between a third and a half of your money on expenditures entirely unrelated to collective bargaining?

1 comment:

allen said...

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, because they can.