labor unions (page 5)

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    EIA reports NEA affiliate membership and finance data

    Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency recently published membership and financial data for all state affiliates of the National Education Association during the 2015-16 school year. According to the data, the North Carolina Association of Educators had a…
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2018
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    Antonucci: NEA affiliates in right-to-work states are labor unions

    In his latest column, “Five Common Teachers Union Arguments — That Rely on Half-Truths,” Mike Antonucci tackles some of the questionable claims that teacher union leaders make. The first one hits close to home: “NEA and AFT affiliates in right-to-work states are not labor unions.”  So, is the N.C.
    Terry Stoops, November 30, 2017
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    Highlights of the NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

    Today, the National Education Association is wrapping up their 2017 Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly. While much of the coverage of the meeting has focused on the NEA’s “tougher stance” on charter schools, NEA delegates tackled many issues during their meeting. New Business Item 1 was adopted. …
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2017
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    NEA should practice what they preach

    Today, the National Education Association (NEA) issued a press release on behalf of a dozen civics, history, and social studies teachers (and presumably NEA members).  It calls on the U.S. Senate to hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2016
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    Languishing union gets partial legal victory

    The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to eliminate tenure for teachers who obtained it prior to the repeal of the tenure law in 2013.  Associate Justice Bob Edmunds writes, We conclude that repeal of the Career Status Law unlawfully infringes upon the contract rights of…
    Terry Stoops, April 15, 2016
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    Turmoil at the NCAE

    The troubled North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is in worse shape than I thought. Courtesy of the National Staff Association and the Education Intelligence Agency:…
    Terry Stoops, April 14, 2016
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    Roy Cooper and NCAE are BFFs

    Yes, that is incoming North Carolina Association of Educators president Mark Jewell snapping a photo at (what appears to be) a Roy Cooper rally.  Go team!  …
    Terry Stoops, April 13, 2016
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    NCAE continues to lose money and members

    The incomparable Mike Antonucci reviewed the finances and membership of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). In short, membership and money are way down. The following was posted on Antonucci’s Intercepts blog:  …
    Terry Stoops, April 7, 2016