Northwest Area teacher union to stop ...

Northwest Area teacher union to stop early morning duties

There are 4 comments on the Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader story from Feb 27, 2007, titled Northwest Area teacher union to stop early morning duties. In it, Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader reports that:

SHICKSHINNY - Northwest Area School District Superintendent Nancy Tkatch has notified parents that, starting Thursday, bus schedules will run 20 minutes late and school doors will not open until the actual ...

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Shickshinny, PA

#1 Mar 2, 2007
The only reason the teachers are striking is over medical care and stuff. they have to pay 2% of their medical. their medical per year is about $19,000 that comes out to be about $380 a year. My dad pay $150 a week for me and my sisters medical. that comes out to be 7,800 a year, and the teachers coverage is better. Can you see something wrong here?
Lisa Northwest Area PA

United States

#2 Mar 8, 2007
I feel the teachers should pay or contribute to their health insurance. there are some people who do not even make $19,000 a year. I still have not figured out what makes them so special. I say fire them all and hire new. NO TO UNIONS NO TO STRONG ARM TATICS OF UNIONS
anonymous alumnus

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Mar 10, 2007
Northwest teachers have always been some of the best paid in the area. They would be fortunate if even 25% of their health insurance is paid in a time when most individuals must pay the total premium or go without. I agree with them all and do away with the union.


#4 Mar 18, 2007
There are some work related functions that are a given and really don't have to be written in a contract. It is very childish for the teachers to not come to school in time to greet their students in the morning to help them have a good day. We don't write things in the contract like "get up out of bed, brush your teeth, comb your hair, get dressed and drive to the school". This is implied and expected from a reasonable person. All jobs, professional and non require a little reasoning for adequate preparation. A pilot does not just come to his plane and jump in and take off. They will spend up to an hour in pre-flight preparations. They do this to prevent problems later on. Maybe there's a message here.

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