Public union workers are pathetic and...

Public union workers are pathetic and shameless

Posted in the Shaker Heights Forum


Brook Park, OH

#1 Apr 25, 2013

With the stalled Strongsville strike now in its 8th week, teachers are turning to the public to help pay medical bills and insurance premiums.

The Strongsville Education Association is asking for donations, as members don't receive pay or benefits while on the picket line.

Many in the community are upset by the teacher's request for donations and don't feel like the teachers are taking responsibility.

"I'm disappointed to see it. Once again it feels like they're not really paying attention to how people feel out there," said parent Bill Glacken.

Parent Greg Moser says it's become most traumatic for the students.

"They're watching this drama unfold. It feels like a circular firing squad with the kids in the middle," he said.

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The SEA and school board have had several marathon bargaining sessions, which have failed to produce a deal. The school board offered the union a new deal last week, but the SEA countered and talks remain at a stalemate.

The district is asking teachers to pay more of the healthcare costs. Teachers want to unfreeze a merit pay system the district had. ...

Let me get this straight: Well paid teachers are on strike because they don't want to face increasing health care contributions that the taxpayers who pay them face every year. They wish to be insulated from the plight private sector employees face all the time.

They decided to strike instead of doing their job which is to educate the children of these taxpayers, and now want help from these same taxpayers they let down.

What am I missing here?????
Maple Resident

Berea, OH

#2 May 11, 2013
When I was working, I worked in as a spray painter, painting as fast as I could possibly move. Our contract would be up every 3 years and we'd get a nickle and hour for the first year, a dime the second and another nickle the third year. I didn't make anywhere near $66k a year like a teacher does. Every time I hear someone complaining about how hard they work and how little they get paid, it pisses me off because they all make way more than I ever did and have a way easier job than I ever did. If I made $66k a year and they wanted to give me $5,000 less a year, I'd STILL be making good money. What are these teachers, brain surgeons?

Brook Park, OH

#3 May 11, 2013
Notice how they settled the strike just before summer break. I guess they couldn't live without being paid by the taxpayers for the entire summer. After all, school is closed and they would accomplish nothing until the end of August. The school could have offered them nothing and they still would have settled just to get that pay.


#4 May 12, 2013
A lot of public sector workers get over like fat rats for jobs that aren't hard to do. Teachers, police officers, government clerks, and so forth. I don't have any sympathy for them. They are all easily replaced. They have to hide behind powerful unions.

Home-schooled students are doing better than students in public schools. The teachers are getting mad and looking to change laws.

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