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California Teacher Claims Union Is Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs said California’s unions are using financial dues to push a “hard left” policy of abortion in public schools, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “They’re not just left leaning. They are far, hard left groups. And what’s going on right now in California specifically is we passed a law requiring some very offensive sex ed,” ...

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Five Educators Sue California Teachers’ Union For Mandatory Dues Collection

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Five educators sued the California Teachers Association Monday for mandatory collection of dues. The teachers are represented by San Francisco lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and conservative think tank Freedom Foundation in Washington state, The Associated Press reported. “These dues are a negative financial impact to a lot of teachers who live in the Bay Area where there is a high cost ...

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Officials Say Oakland Teachers’ Strike Costs District Nearly $1 Million A Day |

The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) says the teachers’ strike costs the district nearly $1 million a day. This estimate is based on the number of students in class, according to the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday. The district has more than 36,000 students. But only 6 percent have reportedly showed up to classes, according to CBS SF BayArea. OUSD also ...

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Chicago Teachers Union Suspends Strike Against Charter School Network After Reaching Tentative Agreement

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes for more than 7,000 children. ...

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WATCH: Public Union: Public Enemy

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Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video. Transcript How would you like to fund politicians with whom you strongly disagree? Not interested? How ...

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Social Security Administration Tells Public Sector Union It Has Three Weeks To Move Out Of Federal Office Space

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has given the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) about three weeks to turn in all government issued equipment and vacate the government offices the union is currently using, Federal News Radio reports.

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Union Sues Trump For Telling Fed Workers To Stop Doing So Much Union Business On Taxpayers’ Dime

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  by Tim Pearce A federal workers union sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over an executive order limiting the amount of time federal workers can spend conducting union business on official time, Bloomberg reported. Trump signed the order on May 25 with several others prohibiting federal workers from collecting pay for time spent lobbying the government, charging rent to union workers using ...

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Trump Just Made It Easier To Fire Bad Federal Employees

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  by Thomas Phippen President Donald Trump issued three executive orders Friday to prevent unions from protecting government employees who don’t perform in their jobs. Critics say Trump is stripping unions of their power by changing how federal agencies approach collective bargaining agreements, but the administration says the goal is to protect taxpayers from overspending on labor. “By holding poor ...

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Executive Order Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer-Funded Union Time Use [Full Text]

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On May 25, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive order limiting the amount of time a federal employee may spend doing labor union work. The order also limits how much taxpayer money can be used to fund the activities and expenses of union-employed persons. Lastly, it requires that all money spent on such activities are made public. By the ...

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Executive Order Developing Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Reducing Approaches to Federal Sector Collective Bargaining [full text]

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to assist executive departments and agencies (agencies) in developing efficient, effective, and cost-reducing collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), as described in chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  (a)  Section 7101(b) of title 5, ...

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The Public-Sector Union ‘Stranglehold’ On Workers’ Paychecks Is On The Verge Of Collapse

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  by Tim Pearce The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could devastate the membership of public-sector unions. Child support specialist for the Illinois Department of Healthcare Mark Janus sued the union that represents him over the constitutionality of compulsory dues subtracted from his paycheck every month. Janus is not a member of the ...

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Stockton, California as an Example of a Flourishing City

Stockton, CA – This city may be the first in California to declare bankruptcy. The city, in spite of cutting police, fire, and anything else it could think of, is still running in the red, and cannot make its bills. Why? Pensions and benefits for retirees have literally taken over the budget to the point where the city has been ...

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Wisconsin Police: Volunteering for Defeat

There has been much discussion of winners, losers and the effect on public employee unions elsewhere in the US after the failure to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But there has been little comment on one group of unionized workers that were unaffected by public employee union reform, yet joined the losing side anyway. And not once, but on three ...

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Momentum Goes to Republicans

For the first time in US history, a sitting governor survived a recall attempt. The Wisconsin recall magnified a microcosm of American society and highlighted the contentious mood of the national debate over jobs, budgets, and how to best trigger America’s economic recovery. The results in Wisconsin are especially revealing when examining the mood of American voters. That mood will ...

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