Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement | Seattle Education

Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement | Seattle Education:

Podesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement

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Candidate Hillary Clinton and NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia

There should be concern when union leaders cozy up to established power rather than work in the best interest of their members.
I keep my ear to the ground on what teachers are saying around the country and after reading comments shared on Facebook and Twitter, it sounded like the fix was in on endorsing Hillary Clinton by the National Education Association (NEA) well before the primary. There were several teachers online who voiced dissatisfaction with an early endorsement of candidate Hillary Clinton without participation of the majority of members.
To follow is an excerpt from an article written by Steve Singer titled The NEA May Be About to Endorse Hillary Clinton Without Input From Majority of Members that was published on September 21, 2015.
The largest labor union in the United States may be about to endorse Hillary Clinton for President without a poll of its membership.
Leadership at the National Education Association (NEA) has been making troubling moves toward endorsing Clinton that could commit the organization to supporting the Democratic presidential hopeful with no regard for the wishes of its 3.2 million members.
An endorsement could come as early as Oct. 2-3 when President Lily Eskelsen Garcia is expected to propose a primary endorsement ofPodesta emails show NEA behind the scenes on the Clinton endorsement | Seattle Education:


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