Cobb County Association of Educators members stand to gain from their parent union’s coming defeat in the June 5 recall elections in far-away Wisconsin.
The misleadingly named National Education Association (see the film “Waiting for Superman”) has squandered vast sums hoping to punish that state’s voters and governor. In remedying Wisconsin’s precarious financial situation, public sector workers were asked to pay a fair share into their health care and pension plans. Collective bargaining restrictions our federal government sensibly applies to its own workers were also imposed and union membership made optional.
With the Obama economy continuing to pose heavy challenges to Georgia teaching families, recall defeat will bring the NEA under pressure from members to curtail the union bosses’ liberal political jihads and give local members a break on the $168 in extra NEA dues they pay yearly. That’s something taxpayers, voters and legislators in Wisconsin and other union-targeted states would likewise appreciate.