This is the problem with unions – they give the dues to politicians and don’t help the people/teachers/workers – this money could go into their retirement.
Just look at the money which went to politicians. That is pathetic. What a waste – especially when the government was brain-washing our children with socialism/Islam.
If you read – The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and see what they have turned our schools into – then you will understand why they don’t know the three R’s and you certainly won’t want to join the union.
By the numbers: Teachers union political contributions in 2016
Published January 17, 2017 Fox News
The following are details on political contributions from teachers unions in 2016, based on federal campaign data:
Political contributions hit a high in 2016, where donations hit $33.2 million. Of the money that went to politicians directly, 93 percent went to Democrats.
The top three contributors (including money to candidates, parties and outside groups) were:
The National Education Association ($23.7 million)
American Federation of Teachers ($8.8 million)
AFT Solidarity ($425,000)
The three top recipients of direct donations were:
Hillary Clinton ($147,801)
Former Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau ($36,790)
Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif. ($35,000)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. ($29,756)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ($26,500)
Total contributions to Congress given by teachers unions:
$2,176,523 to House Democrats
$138,786 to Senate Democrats
$199,664 to House Republicans
$13,195 to Senate Republicans
Conservatives Win Decisive Supreme Court Victory
08/31/2018 Source: AAN by: AAN Staff
Conservatives quietly won their biggest victory against unions in years thanks to this week’s Supreme Court ruling.
Tim Pearce, at the Daily Caller, explains:
A Washington union agreed to stop skimming dues out of the paychecks of home health care workers caring for patients with Medicaid, according to the Freedom Foundation.
The free market think tank Freedom Foundation filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Washington state and local 775 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in July. The lawsuit stemmed from the state taking union due payments out of Medicaid payments to the home health care workers on behalf of their clients.
Other states stopped the practice in 2014 after the Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that deducting union dues without the express consent of the home health care worker was unconstitutional. The dues, known as “agency fees” for workers not explicitly members of the union, were meant to cut down onfree-riding, or benefitting from collective bargaining without financing the union’s activities.
(RELATED: Lawsuit: Forced Union Dues Scheme Violates Supreme Court Orders)
“It’s difficult to understate how brazen unions like SEIU can be when it comes to taking other people’s money,” Freedom Foundation director of labor policy Maxford Nelsen told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement. “In this case, it took two U.S. Supreme Court decisions and a federal class-action lawsuit just to get SEIU 775 to stop seizing 3.2 percent of caregivers’ wages without their permission. And the complicity of the state in this scheme is frankly disgusting.”
The legal victory sets an ominous precedent for any union or legislative action intending to force workers to pay union dues without explicit consent.
As we all know the unions are run by the Democratic Party.