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Randi Weingarten is What is Wrong With Unions


RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, representing teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state, and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT is dedicated to believing that every person in America deserves the freedom to thrive, fueled by opportunity, justice, and a voice in our democracy. This freedom is achieved through an economy that works for all, including the ability to form a union; great public schools and affordable higher education; healthcare as a right; retirement security; the right to vote and civil rights; a vibrant democracy; and safe, welcoming and healthy environments and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining, and political activism, and primarily through members’ work—we care, fight, show up and vote. Randi Weingarten has accumulated a net worth of $5 million for her efforts. Much more than any of her members will ever see. Randi Weingarten is a pariah.

The purpose of the union is passé. Unions have no place in politics or policy setting. They no longer have to be concerned with workplace conditions. They no longer need to be concerned with an hourly wage. Pensions are not an issue so let’s make it about equity and reproductive rights. They have outlived their purpose and are trying to find relevance.

To ensure full disclosure, I was in management for my entire career. I never thought about joining a union until I had to when I started driving a bus. I was so angry this week as two union reps were standing outside our bus lot handing out political flyers. The Teamsters union is pushing a candidate for NH Governor high on women’s reproductive rights. Abortion is not reproductive, and calling it such is a lie. Why should a single penny of my dues go to a political campaign? No, make it stop. I am Pro-life, and you insult me when you take my hard-earned money, disregard my beliefs, and spend my money against my beliefs.

Weingarten was responsible for our children losing nearly two years of their education. The government gave her the money she wanted, but that was not enough. She wants total control of our children to turn them into America-hating Socialists. Until this woman erases every semblance of our past and recreates our children in her image, will she be satisfied.

Weingarten was in Ukraine this week. Why, and who paid for this excursion to a war zone? She claimed she was there to support the Ukraine Teacher’s Union. She has already destroyed our education system. Now she wants to go global. One of her most bizarre statements was that what Putin has done is atrocious, and she will not let him get away with it. What the hell is she going to do? Throw a chalkboard eraser at him. How stupid, but Liberals will listen and back this evil person.

Randi Weingarten is not for teachers. She is not for our kids. She is for Randi Weingarten, and she is being successful because people are allowing her. Stop her…..Now.

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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  1. Weingarten’s brain has been co-opted by her profession. She neither sees nor hears any evil from the NEA, but all she sees and hears from parents is evil!! Someone needs to grab her by the short hairs and show her the door before she makes it mandatory for teachers to guide confused students through the gender transition protocols…even if their confusion has nothing to do with gender ambivalence!

  2. I just read that American students ACT scores since 2020 have dropped 30 points! That’s an astounding decline that is primarily due to the two years of school lockdowns supported by all the Democrats and, if up to the Teacher’s Union, would probably still be in place. Nancy Pelosi always shouts. “we are for the children” when, in fact, the Teacher’s Unions and the Democrats have done more to destroy our children’s future than anything ever before in our history. Why? Because if not for the draconian school lockdowns and “remote learning” parents might never have learned of the horrific CRT and “gender choice” indoctrination (not education) that their kids were receiving. It’s disgusting and horrific and the Department of Education and the Teacher’s Union should be disbanded. All decisions about school boards and education should be done at the local government level and there should be school choice for all.

  3. As a former educator and former member of this Union, it sucks..!! I quit as soon as I realized that they were not for teachers and did not have their backs when there were any issues but were instead were a union of LEFTIST political activists/political operatives..!!
    Enough is enough..!!

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