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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think private sector unions go on strike, truly, only as a last resort -- because it's costing them money out of their pockets. A teachers' strike as an example? Costs teachers nothing. They're going to have to make up all those days and, of course, they'll be paid for them.
    I agree with you. But, even in the private sector, if employees strike (walk out on their jobs), they shouldn't be able to just go right back into their job when the strike ends. They should be terminated, or it should be considered voluntary resignation.

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    If teachers are supposed to be college educated professionals, why the need for a teachers union and the use of strikes as a bargaining tool? Doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, etc., are professionals and don't seem to have a problem without a labor union, and when's the last time we ever heard of those professionals going on strike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Twice the salary of working people? WTF? Are you implying that teachers don't work?
    Holy over-reaction. No.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    It's being said that you are a teacher. So, how much do you make, and are you making twice what people in your town make?
    I make a good amount of money, but it's not quite double the average in my town. I do, however, know teachers living in a very low income small town who make over $65,000 - $70,000. That's at least double the average income in the town.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I make a good amount of money, but it's not quite double the average in my town. I do, however, know teachers living in a very low income small town who make over $65,000 - $70,000. That's at least double the average income in the town.
    eeehhhh; sorry. That doesn't quite qualify as an answer. And without a source, your salary assertions don't carry much weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    eeehhhh; sorry. That doesn't quite qualify as an answer. And without a source, your salary assertions don't carry much weight.
    Alrighty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I do, however, know teachers living in a very low income small town who make over $65,000 - $70,000. That's at least double the average income in the town.
    That's how it is where I live. It's a relatively low cost area, average income is about $35K-$40K, average public school teacher salary is about $70K.

    I have no problem with the teachers where I live being paid that well, and they are paid VERY well, both in salary and benefits, and they deserve it, it's a tough job and most of them are very good teachers, but I do have a problem with public sector union BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    That's how it is where I live. It's a relatively low cost area, average income is about $35K-$40K, average public school teacher income is about $70K.

    I have no problem with the teachers where I live being paid that well, and they are paid VERY well, both in salary and benefits, and they deserve it, it's a tough job, but I do have a problem with public sector union BS.
    At the risk of going off topic, please define public sector BS. And if you can link it to teachers the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    At the risk of going off topic, please define public sector BS. And if you can link it to teachers the better.
    An example of public sector UNION BS would be the very topic of this thread that you are posting in.

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    They make even more in CT. My wife's cousin and husband are both teachers, and they live in a 600k house.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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