“Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.
And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year because they believe we are the unions that can most effectively represent them.
But they need not and MUST not, be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights and collective bargaining. That simply is too high a price to pay.”
Yeah….sleep well gentle Unionista. Knowing full well that your organization is about power. And not educating.