Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Strike in PA/ Alaska Heating Up/ They Gave Up What?
Well, it's Tuesday and for the first time in 32 years, Baldwin-Whitehall teachers in PA are on strike.
Anchorage Education Association is training it's strike captains. They have to give a 72 hour notice for a strike, but nothing's been firmed up yet.
Okay, Simpsons fans out there...do you remember the episode where Homer negotiates away the plant workers' health benefits for a keg of beer? Thought it wouldn't happen, right? Uh...
So it's not a keg of beer, but....7 years ago Contra Costa teachers voted away ALL of their health care in return for more pay. Yes, you read that right. They pay all health care costs out of pocket, and some are paying more that $10,000 for it. Idiots! Now they're trying to negotiate it back. Good luck. I'm not one for revolution, but I hope there's been a complete turnover on the executive board and the officers and staff of the union since that stupid decision.
I'm going to be away from the computer 'till Friday, so no one go on strike or start a job action 'till I get back, 'kay?