For decades Pennsylvania’s public employee union leaders have shrugged off attempts to reduce their power and ability to continuously drive up the cost of state government.
Media Trackers has learned that the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), the commonwealth’s powerful teachers union, has been actively influencing who serves as the local school directors that sit opposite the organization at the bargaining table.
The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers opposes new standards for union members which is a key to a $40 million education grant from the Gates Foundation.
Correctional officers in Montgomery County voted in December to join Teamsters Local 384 despite a 1.5 percent pay raise for non-unionized county employees this year.
Pennsylvania’s largest teacher union, the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), made it clear to members in a Dec. 19 online newsletter that the defeat of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is its top priority for 2014.
Media Trackers recently pointed out that large sums of money go to the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) bosses for salaries, reimbursements, and conferences, prompting angry ad hominem attacks from one Pittsburgh union member.
Four leaders of Pennsylvania’s AFSCME union took $100,000 pay raises for themselves in 2012, more than doubling the union bosses’ pay.
The state’s largest teacher union has lost 10,000 members since 2011.
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) continues insisting Governor Tom Corbett has cut $2 billion from education funding, as the union held a “National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education” in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and other cities across the nation. AFT protesters in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh called on Gov. Corbett, a Republican, […]