Thursday, September 02, 2010

Salves to the Grind

Staff workers for Ohio's largest teacher Union have gone on strike, apparently protesting the slave like conditions of their job:
"OEA [the teacher's union] officers and managers need to practice what they preach. It's a pretty high form of hypocrisy for OEA officers and managers to be giving us this treatment when they expect us to protect OEA members from the same treatment out in the schools," said Norm Young, president of the Professional Staff Union.
Fair enough, maybe?
Most of the 110 striking workers - all members of the OEA's Professional Staff Union - earn more than $100,000 a year, according to reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. For instance, labor-relations consultants - who make up about 80 percent of the striking workers - were paid an average salary of $111,350 in 2009.
Ooof, maybe the teachers union should give that union a taste of what's coming down the pike for teachers in Ohio and cancel their pension, tie their raises to an arbitrary set of political goals, and drop a 10% pay cut on them. Overall, and not surprisingly, I think that the teacher's union is getting a substandard product for their dues.

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