February 17, 2011 Politics 0

Not about protecting your paychecks..yes.  It’s about protecting the corruption that is modern unions.  If modern unions actually protected their membership I would not have a problem with them.  That lofty goal of protecting workers and their rights went by the wayside long long ago…maybe this will wake up the individual members of these “unions” so they’ll look at what kind of “representation” they are really getting..and change it.

The state’s largest teachers union Wednesday night called on all 98,000 of its members to attend rallies in Madison on Thursday and Friday, which led school districts — including Madison — to cancel classes for Thursday.

“This is not about protecting our pay and our benefits,” Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell said at a press conference on the Capitol Square. “It is about protecting our right to collectively bargain.”

In an interview, Bell said her message stopped short of endorsing the kind of coordinated action that closed Madison schools Wednesday. She asked teachers who “could” come to the rally to come.

via Madison schools, others closed amid call for demonstrations.