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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 07:01 PM

5. Teachers unions are attributed to have far more power than they actually have.

The union also has nothing to do with dismissal of ineffective teachers although the union will ensure that any member/teacher has due process.

I cannot speak to police unions, but often wished that teachers would band together like the police do when there is an "attack" upon them. We do not actually know that the police "mollycoddl(e) the bad apples". They do seem to be more unified than teachers, though.

I was on our local strike committee and there were a number of "turncoats" and weak-kneed members who were only too happy to take the negotiated benefits while refusing to participate in our protests. I doubt if a police union member would do that.

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