And, in today’s cheerful news, the NEA is yet another union suddenly discovering that their members just aren’t that into them anymore.
The National Education Association (NEA) has lost more than 100,000 members since 2010. By 2014, union projections show, it could lose a cumulative total of about 308,000 full-time teachers and other workers, a 16% drop from 2010. Lost dues will shrink NEA’s budget an estimated $65 million, or 18%.
That’s another $65 million that the Democrat National Socialist Party is going to have to find elsewhere. Be still our beating heart.
NEA calls the membership losses “unprecedented” and predicts they may be a sign of things to come. “Things will never go back to the way they were,” reads its 2012-14 strategic plan
No need to make us positively ecstatic with joy now, but if you really must.
citing changing teacher demographics, attempts by some states to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights and an “explosion” in online learning that could sideline flesh-and-blood teachers.
Odd that mandatory dues, the fact that the unions always somehow manage to demand their way to less jobs for their members while the union bosses get fatter and fatter and so much more doesn’t get mentioned. Even odder is that Bush doesn’t get blamed while they’re at it.
“We may be a little smaller, but we won’t be weaker — we’ll be stronger,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said.
You know, we always get cheered up when fascists start saying stuff like that. You know, like “we’re only straightening the front lines”, “we’re conducting a strategic retreat to better positions” or “the concentration of our forces will allow us to strike back decisively at a place of our choosing.” The sound of it is as sweet in English as in the original German.
And if you think that the sudden drop in dollars that you can give to your Democrat National Socialist masters in DC won’t have an effect on how much they’ll be into you, then you’re in for a rude awakening. Which you fully deserve, you fascist swine.
Even with the losses, teachers still value their unions, research shows. In findings due next week from Education Sector, a Washington think tank, 81% of K-12 teachers surveyed believe that without a union, teachers “would be vulnerable to school politics or administrators who abuse their power.”
Still buying the Party Line, are you? You’ll learn. You’ll learn the moment you find yourself doing something that isn’t on the Union Fascist Approved List, such as refusing to teach “Fisting for Fourth Graders”, you get your ass suspended and the only help you get from your precious uuuuuunion is the sound of crickets as you’re dragged to the stake for your burning as a heretic to the People’s Agenda.
Or maybe you’ll learn when your precious uuuuunion vetoes compromises that would save your job, leaving you out on the street without a paycheck, watching your home getting foreclosed on all because your job is infinitely less important to your beloved uuuuunion “protectors” than their personal power.
His Imperial Majesty doesn’t know exactly when or how you’ll learn, but you will learn.
Best beat the rush and skip to the head of the class, lest you find yourself being the last one to turn the lights out.