Wisconsin Teacher’s Union Lays Off Staff
Victory, or perhaps, a necessary weaning off the public trough:
On Monday, the Wisconsin Education Association Council announced it will lay off about 40% of its staff, a change executive director Dan Burkhalter blamed on Mr. Walker’s “union-busting legislation.” In December the union will face another reality check, as 51% of its members must vote to recertify it as their representative. With members no longer captive dues payers, the union has been forced to begin new outreach efforts, including home visits, to sell its relevance to workers.
This is, of course, why the unions–and their fleebagger allies–fought so hard against the Wisconsin bill… once teachers have the right to choose whether or not to pay dues, the union is in deep financial trouble.