Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Red state teacher revolt. Why did the NEA hide the support page? – Fred Klonsky

Red state teacher revolt. Why did the NEA hide the support page? – Fred Klonsky

RED STATE TEACHER REVOLT. WHY DID THE NEA HIDE THE SUPPORT PAGE?

2018 was the year of the Red State Teacher Revolt.
Tens of thousands of teachers across the country in right-to-work states, where collective bargaining is illegal, took to the streets.
It was inspiring.
One of those who was inspired was Evanston teacher, Clare Kelly.
Clare and her teacher colleague Trisha Connolly, NEA members and delegates to last years NEA Representative Assembly had this idea where rank-and-file union members could demonstrate material support for their striking comrades.
Their idea was for the RA to direct the NEA leadership to establish a fund and members could contribute. The minimum contribution would be $3 a year. The NEA has three million members.
Do the math.
If only a third of the members signed up for the contribution then the NEA would have a three million dollar strike fund.
The 2018 delegates voted in favor of the idea.
Now for those teachers who walked out in 2018 things are CONTINUE READING: Red state teacher revolt. Why did the NEA hide the support page? – Fred Klonsky

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