Monday, April 28, 2014

Louisiana Educator: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction

Louisiana Educator: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction:



Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction


LABI (The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry) was not satisfied with promoting the raiding of our public MFP funds by charter schools and voucher schools; big business was not satisfied with stripping most teachers of due process rights and rating teachers using a seriously flawed VAM system; LABI was not quite satisfied with stripping teachers of all job seniority rights; and it was not enough to exempt teachers in charter schools from professional training, subsistituting minimal training in test prep. LABI was especially incensed that the teacher professional organizations/unions had the nerve to successfully challenge the many unconstitutional provisions in Act 1 and Act 2 and the denial of teacher due process.

LABI felt that the best way to punish and weaken teachers and their unions was by removing each teacher's right to have their association or union dues paid using the payroll deduction system. So this Wednesday, April 30, several bills will be debated in the House Labor and Industrial Relations Committee that would prohibit payroll deduction for teacher union dues.

Here is a report from chief LAE chief lobbist, Shane Riddle, about this latest attack on the teaching profession. This report is on HB 172, 451, and 1059:
"These bills would take away your right to have your professional association membership fees deducted from your paycheck and take away your right to Louisiana Educator: Attempts by Big Business to Ban Payroll Dues Deduction:

Update on HB 703
House Bill 703 is still on the House floor awaiting debate. It is now scheduled for debate on Wednesday, April 30. See the reports below the next section for a good description of the need for this legislation. Please ask all legislators to vote "yes" for HB 703.

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