Starting from a contract that was completely untenable, the union has agreed to “givebacks” which do nothing to address long-term budget issues. The Westerville Education Association deserves credit for some flexibility, but context is everything.
Tag: Franklin County
O’Keefe Sting: Job & Family Services Response
Though I haven’t heard back from Marion or Madison County, here’s the response from a Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services spokesman…
New Albany Begs for Bargaining Reform
Quick: name an industry where employees get two types of pay increase, neither of which is tied to merit. If you came up with an answer that wasn’t “public education,” let me know.
Columbus Schools See Solidarity, Union Style
What kind of sacrifices have CEA bosses asked the best-paid teachers and staff to make? Have union “leaders” led by example? Since the CEA marches to the OEA’s drum, we can make an educated guess…
Columbus Begs for Bargaining Reform
Columbus City Schools would save $13.1 million with the sacrifices Superintendent Harris is suggesting. What if desperate times could be answered by the desperate measure of reducing tenured teachers’ pay?
Hilliard Begs for Bargaining Reform
To be sure, a 10% pay cut is drastic, but it’s for the children. If the affected employees care more about their pay than about the students whose academic and extracurricular programs the district is willing to cut, they’re welcome to look elsewhere for jobs paying $67,500 – $90,000 with lengthy summer and winter vacations.
Union first, Students second
But to the education unions, any threat to tenure or suggestion of merit pay is like garlic-laced holy water to a vampire. The longer you stick around, the more you’ve paid in dues, so it matters little whether you’re good at your job.
Partisan Hackery Mea Culpa
To recap, no one should vote for Maryellen O’Shaughnessy. Unless you’re a public union member, in which case go for it – after all, you’ve already funded her campaign with your union dues! If possible, even fewer than zero people should vote for Mary Jo Kilroy, a socialist who has no business telling businesses what to do.
Letting Lying Kilroys Lie
This isn’t a minor typo or a case of questionable wording that takes liberties with the facts. Kilroy’s ads from the Ohio Democratic Party are consistently, prominently bragging about something that did not happen.
Hypocrisy, Ably Demonstrated
Think of the hypocrisy you get when a socially conservative Republican is caught in an affair, except with taxpayers as the saps getting screwed.