I received my September 15th paycheck and noticed our union has increased our dues by almost 5%. At the same time, my salary will only go up a meagerly 2% come September 30th. I think its only fair if our union followed the same procedures they accepted for the rank and file. Therefore, the union should rollback the dues and allow it to rise in lockstep with our deferred raises. That means our dues should be reduced back to 2009 and the increases should reflect the raises their members actually get that were negotiated by the union.
I guess the union can't rollback our dues since they need it to replenish the money that they blew by co-sponsoring an anti-police march and making nice with Al Sharpton. Maybe our disconnected union leadership will next co-sponser a meeting with the education reformers by claiming they are simply misunderstood and only wants to do what's right for the students. Oh wait, they did invite Bill Gates to be a keynote speaker at the Seattle AFT conference.
What's next for our President, Michael Mulgrew, after screwing the ATRs and giving members an inadequate contract, holding hands with Al Sharpton, hugging Chancellor Carmen Farina, and threatening to punch you in the face if your against his beloved Common Core? I shutter to think what's next as our disconnected union leadership does what's best for them and not for the members. Quail anyone? The tab is on the members.