Unions misuse members’ money for political gain

By David R. Osborne, The Mercury

If someone used your name on an election mailer to solicit votes for a candidate without your consent, you’d probably feel betrayed. But what if they sent that mailer to your spouse, lied about who you were voting for, and made you pay for it all — violating state law in the process?

NEA’S $132 MILLION INFLUENCE SPREE

By RiShawn Biddle, Dropoutnation.net

The National Education Association just filed its 2013-2014 LM-2 filing with the U.S. Department of Labor, and once again, it spent big to preserve its declining influence over education policymaking.

Teachers Unions Flunked Their Midterms

By Allysia Finley, The Wall Street Journal

Teachers unions took a drubbing on Tuesday after spending more than $100 million to try to elect their allies and steamroll education reformers. Like good Democratic team members, now the unions are blaming President Obama for their sweeping losses while taking credit for their few slim, hard-fought wins.