Should teacher strikes be banned in PA?

Should teacher strikes be banned in PA?

Created by Out of Control on May 1, 2013

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Number 1 in strikes

Latrobe, PA

#1 May 1, 2013
The right to strike for teachers only occurs in a limited number of states and PA leads the nation in strikes. There are too many conflicts of interest when you have a public sector unions, like PSEA giving payola to state legislators in return for more money in the annual budget for education.

The right to strike in the private sector is welcome.
John

Allentown, PA

#2 May 1, 2013
Number 1 in strikes wrote:
The right to strike for teachers only occurs in a limited number of states and PA leads the nation in strikes. There are too many conflicts of interest when you have a public sector unions, like PSEA giving payola to state legislators in return for more money in the annual budget for education.
The right to strike in the private sector is welcome.
I think the right to strike was brought up in previous posts ? Alright , lets beat it to death . The teachers get what they want without striking . The Unions control the dues money with backing legislation and the Unions and PSEA will never give up the right to strike . Strikes are used when they get what they want but want more . Strikes in the private sector ? hhhhmmm ? They don't get paid for striking and lose jobs unlike teacher strikes , where everyone gets paid and doesn't skip a heartbeat in money.
Labor Climate

Latrobe, PA

#3 May 3, 2013
If you talk to economic development agencies that are trying to solicit companies to relocate in PA the first or second topic that comes up is labor climate along with taxes. Public sector strikes are included the the aggregate number of strikes.

Hence, teacher strikes hurt the entire effort and give the private sector a bad rap in trying to lure industries to PA !
Private Sector

Latrobe, PA

#4 May 6, 2013
Private sector unions for the most part have reduced the number of strikes, especially the construction unions. IT is the public sector PSEA, AFT, PAT and SEPTA who give PA bad rap with regard to a militant labor climate.
John

Allentown, PA

#5 May 6, 2013
Private Sector wrote:
Private sector unions for the most part have reduced the number of strikes, especially the construction unions. IT is the public sector PSEA, AFT, PAT and SEPTA who give PA bad rap with regard to a militant labor climate.
The American Federation of Teachers and their union thugs keep a good watch on the dues money from every school district in Pa . They take their share and expect loyalty with teacher appearances at any event where taxpayer money is brought into the equation of school budgets . What is more militant than giving our millions away to lobbyists that in turn influence by bribery the legislators fighting against the interest of the taxpayer. Our Pa legislators don't give 4cents worth of dried horseshit about what you or I want . The companies will leave or not come here to begin with but the teachers , staff, and administrators will leave with us paying their underfunded pension and medical bills .

Someone has to pay for the disaster they leave behind so until we get a real revolution going it's still you and me paying for these money lords.
Number 1 in strikes

Latrobe, PA

#6 May 11, 2013
Pennsylvania shares the undesirable dual distinction of being one of a small minority of states that permits teacher strikes and being the perennial leader in the number of teacher strikes nearly every year.

In addition to being in that small handful of states, Pennsylvania has consistently been the leader in the number of strikes by school employees. The state had more than in the neighboring states of Ohio and Illinois despite the fact that those states had more school districts than Pennsylvania, thus more opportunities for strikes.

Sacrament

Latrobe, PA

#7 May 13, 2013
The right to strike is a sacrament in the PSEA dogma!
John

Allentown, PA

#8 May 13, 2013
Sacrament wrote:
The right to strike is a sacrament in the PSEA dogma!
The Walking Purchase is supposed to be a historic thing also. At least that's what we were taught in school .(wrong),It set the pace for all the thievery that has gone on in Penns woods ever since .

The statue on top of Philly city hall tells it all. If you look at it from a certain angle Penn looks like he's taking a wiss on the city .
Entitlement Syndrome

Latrobe, PA

#9 May 20, 2013
Teachers in PA have an entitlement mentality that was fostered by the right to strike in 1970.
John

Allentown, PA

#10 May 20, 2013
Entitlement Syndrome wrote:
Teachers in PA have an entitlement mentality that was fostered by the right to strike in 1970.
You'd think the air traffic controllers were a more powerful union . They weren't and the strikers were fired . Right to strike by teachers that only work nine months ? They learned to use it well and pass it on to the newest teachers .
Economic Loss

Latrobe, PA

#11 May 28, 2013
Unlike other union members that choose to strike, the public school teachers who strike have no economic loss because they are still paid for the 180 days of instruction that the school district is required to provide.
John

Allentown, PA

#12 May 28, 2013
Economic Loss wrote:
Unlike other union members that choose to strike, the public school teachers who strike have no economic loss because they are still paid for the 180 days of instruction that the school district is required to provide.
The 180 days is less than that when you find hrs worked and how they cut corners to turn a few hrs a day into a full day of instruction . They have no trouble blaming the state for the decline in student population , which by the way isn't a valid reason to lay teachers off .
John

Allentown, PA

#13 May 28, 2013
Labor Climate wrote:
If you talk to economic development agencies that are trying to solicit companies to relocate in PA the first or second topic that comes up is labor climate along with taxes. Public sector strikes are included the the aggregate number of strikes.
Hence, teacher strikes hurt the entire effort and give the private sector a bad rap in trying to lure industries to PA !
The climate isn't good for industry in Pa . It isn't so great for people but they keep coming from Jersey and NY . Homes , food , everything is cheaper in Pa . When Pa becomes equal with NJ for home prices and school taxes you're welcome to go back and save a bundle on gas money . Take your kids with you so we can maybe get back to normal. Texas has a lot of open space and land for sale .

:)
John

Allentown, PA

#14 May 28, 2013
Here in a nutshell is Eric Cantor's problem with explaining what the education needs are and what he forgot to mention.

Teachers union bosses , teachers pay ,pensions , benefits and school boards . They're breaking our backs and bank accounts .
Private Schools

Latrobe, PA

#15 May 30, 2013
I do not know of any private school that has a pension system like PSERS.

A guaranteed retirement benefit of $60k a year requires a nest egg of $1.3 million with no risk - can you match that? For a 9 months a year job that's insane. And all the talk about working after hours - most of us have to do that on top of a 40 hour week.
Michigan Movement

Latrobe, PA

#16 Jun 6, 2013
We need a state legislature like Michigan another rust belt state to deal with teacher union demands in a poor economy.
John

Allentown, PA

#17 Jun 6, 2013
The teachers right to strike goes into our pockets at a deeper pace. The contract ends with no agreement in place . The teachers keep working under the old contract with no loss in pay and benefits until a new one is in place . They build on an old contract ,don't lose any pay or benefits
while on strike .

Does any other union on strike do it this way ?
Step System

Latrobe, PA

#18 Jun 7, 2013
John wrote:
The teachers right to strike goes into our pockets at a deeper pace. The contract ends with no agreement in place . The teachers keep working under the old contract with no loss in pay and benefits until a new one is in place . They build on an old contract ,don't lose any pay or benefits
while on strike .
Does any other union on strike do it this way ?
Certainly the private sector unions do not operate like this.
First in Strikes

Latrobe, PA

#19 Jun 18, 2013
John wrote:
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The 180 days is less than that when you find hrs worked and how they cut corners to turn a few hrs a day into a full day of instruction . They have no trouble blaming the state for the decline in student population , which by the way isn't a valid reason to lay teachers off .
Md teachers work 195 days in some counties.
Reagan

Latrobe, PA

#20 Jul 2, 2013
School strikes in PA should be dealt with same measures Reagan had with the air traffic controllers!

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