Seems like a hard enough job to me, but add insult to injury - slashing collective bargaining gains ...
But that love of being in the classroom has recently been overshadowed by what's going on outside the classroom: A sweeping state effort to cut collective bargaining rights of teachers and other unionized government workers in her home state of Wisconsin. It's a potentially drastic change that has left her uneasy about everything from shrinking pay checks to swelling class sizes.
Answer by Renee3K at 2:16 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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Answer by older at 2:38 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
Yes, once again teachers get SHIT ON. UNLESS you TEACH, you really cannot understand how bad this can be for those teachers in WI. Our unions are not just about getting us pay raises every year. There is SO MUCH MORE TO IT.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
I don't think it is a simple yes or no answer. IMO, collective bargaining is not a right, and they were offered collective bargaining but with a cap, they said no. If my tax dollars are going to go anywhere I want them to go to teachers and protection (fire/police/etc) but if the monies aren't there it is just the way it has to be. My household income dropped 30% last year, that is just what the new normal is in today's economy.
I live right on the Wis/Ill state-line and work in academia (university) spent a few weeks with Wis public workers and really got an earful, but it didn't change my opinion that collective bargaining and state paid pensions are a privilege not a right. Unfortunately privileges are not guaranteed to be kept forever, nor are any expired contractual privileges.
Answer by emptynstr at 3:28 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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