Teachers union knocks religious freedom

By Ingrid Jacques, The Detroit News

The National Education Association, which boasts 3 million members, says its mission is “advancing the cause of public education.” But in reality, the country’s largest teachers union—with 150,000 members in Michigan—has a strong political agenda that extends far beyond the realm of teachers and students.

Teachable moment on union politics

The Press Enterprise

A petition on Change.org urges the American Federation of Teachers to withdraw its recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. The online petition recently boasted more than 4,500 signatures; most by members of the teachers’ union who complain they had no say in the matter.

National Teachers Union Boasts of Having ‘Conservative’ Members While Undermining Their Values

By Tom Gantert, Michigan Capitol Confidential

The agenda for the National Education Association’s recent annual conference may surprise those who thought the big school employee union’s mission was to represent teachers in the workplace. It was in fact a political agenda dominated by buzzwords of the left: “social justice,” “institutional racism,” “family planning clinics,” and “climate disruption.”

California’s Worst Franchisor? The SEIU.

Labor Pains

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is currently directing its political lackeys in the California State Legislature to advance a bill that makes it harder for franchisors to change, revoke, or fail to renew contracts with their franchisees.

Obama and Labor: A Complicated Relationship

By Byron Tau, The Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama has proposed this week a new set of overtime rules boosting the pay of millions of workers—a rare victory for organized labor from an administration that it has criticized for largely only paying lip service to top union priorities.