I wonder how the unions-can-do-no-wrong folks will react to this post. We will soon find out.
The Union Grove High School teachers union is battling with the administration over their next contract. According to the teachers union, there was a tenative agreement that "called for paying each teacher $1,000 in return for eliminating three years of retirement health insurance for future teachers hires." The union is now upset that the board wishes to reduce the payoff to $500, and this is one of the contentious issues. This info can be found in today's Racine Journal Times.
OK, now let us be clear about what is NOT in dispute. Union Grove Teachers ARE willing to reduce the benefits of future teachers. No, they will not reduce their own benefits. Those are secure. But they don't mind sacrificing the benefits of future teachers. Of course they won't screw their future coworkers because of a sense of fiscal or civic responsibility. No, they are screwing them for the money. And to think that future teachers will have to pay for this "representation."