Unionists Like the Shadows
The shadow that unions cast over our education system never ceases to sting:
[East Providence’s] current contract with its teachers expires on Friday, and talks are at a deadlock. The sides can’t agree on ground rules and the sticking point is the School Committee’s demand that the bargaining be done in public.
“The union representatives say open negotiations will cause ‘grandstanding’ and ‘political maneuvering,'” City Councilman Robert Cusack said last week.
Well, yeah. That’s the point. Open negotiations would enable the public to offset the grandstanding and political maneuvering at which the unions are so proficient. In other words, not only do the unions involve teachers in the bullying of local communities, but they put them in the position of preferring that the other side not be able to fight back — or even to know what’s going on.