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Apocalypse
03-06-2011, 07:43 PM
Republican Governor Rick Scott is proposing that teachers in his state contribute five percent to their pensions.

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On top of the governor's proposal, Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would get rid of collective bargaining for government employees. It would also end automatic union dues deduction by public employers, forbid using dues for political activities and require re-certification for any union with membership below half of the employees it represents by July 1st. That would make it easier for public employees to seek decertification of their unions.

Florida's teachers and schools were in the spotlight Friday as President Obama visited a Miami school that was a good example of a "turnaround" school. The president didn't bring up the labor union fights going on in Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, but did note the hard work it takes to reform a school.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/04/florida-s-teacher-union-fight-next-wisconsin#ixzz1Fs0EeJak


WOW, that will be a fight.

Odysseus
03-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Republican Governor Rick Scott is proposing that teachers in his state contribute five percent to their pensions.

...

On top of the governor's proposal, Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would get rid of collective bargaining for government employees. It would also end automatic union dues deduction by public employers, forbid using dues for political activities and require re-certification for any union with membership below half of the employees it represents by July 1st. That would make it easier for public employees to seek decertification of their unions.

Florida's teachers and schools were in the spotlight Friday as President Obama visited a Miami school that was a good example of a "turnaround" school. The president didn't bring up the labor union fights going on in Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida, but did note the hard work it takes to reform a school.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/04/florida-s-teacher-union-fight-next-wisconsin#ixzz1Fs0EeJak

WOW, that will be a fight.

This will be interesting. Seniors are one of the toughest voting blocs in Florida, and if they perceive the teachers' benefits as a threat to their own, then the union is toast. OTOH, there are a lot of union retirees down there who may be sympathetic. I expect a lot of debates over the early bird buffets.

NJCardFan
03-06-2011, 10:39 PM
Only 5%? Christie wants the public employees to up their contribution to 8.5%(Police/Fire pensioners already contribute 8.5%). Believe me, 5% is nothing to contribute and they shouldn't complain one iota.