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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Do I support them? Sure. Do I agree with much of what they do? No.

    Unions/Big business to me is like two invading forces fighting over my neighborhood. While I am uncomfortable with them being here the thought of either side becoming victorious is worse.
    They're two sides of the same coin. Unions ARE a big business. And in the case of public sector unions, there isn't even another "invading force" pushing back on them. Government bureaucrats, unlike for-profit businesses, don't give a damn if the union demands too much.
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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Unions use to be a good thing. They got much of the laws that are in place today that are good, like child labor laws. But now adays they are nothing more than bullies that is one of the causes for so many manufacturing jobs leaving the USA. So no, I don't support em.
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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    No, but it's not specific to teachers. I don't really agree with the idea of unions much at all. I don't think they're necessary in today's world.
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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Im just curious if ya'll support the Teachers Union in YOUR area. *evil laugh*
    I support the right of teachers and others to unionize. I think to lay the blame of our school system at their feet is being highly disengenuous, though. What about all these school boards who have officials elected who don't even have children in the school system, or no education experience, or no administrative experience? Teachers have rights too, and they should have their rights respected, just like the rights of everyone should be respected. And I know they do some crappy things. But there's a lot of blame to go around, and reforms may be better than abolishment.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    I think everyone should have the right to unionize from CEOs to Janitors, except for the military.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think everyone should have the right to unionize from CEOs to Janitors, except for the military.
    Or, if not make a union, then form a guild that has minimum wage standards and can provide benefits such as health insurance.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Or, if not make a union, then form a guild that has minimum wage standards and can provide benefits such as health insurance.
    Whatever they want to do is fine by me, as long as they don't make competition unfair.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    as with most unions, they had good intentions at one time.. but now it seems they'll financially break a community and care less about it..
    our super gets pait over 100K and the school is on the edge of being a class A.. the township is less than 3000 people..

    the average starting is around 36K for 166days or so of work, in a community who average yearly income per two parent income is about 36K

    i very much believe this is status-quo in most schools and scales up as expected to larger schools.
    Last edited by WhyteRash; 10-07-10 at 09:19 AM.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Government employees shouldn't have a union.

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    Re: Do you Support the Teacher's Union

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Government employees shouldn't have a union.
    Or every industry should be unionized. Either way.

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