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Old 03-16-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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New Jersey Education Association

I can only say that their use of a teacher of the year to represent the group was laughable if not down right despicable. Take out the union representative "millionaires" then maybe the teachers can keep the cuts at 5% instead of 25 to 50%. Weak.... Merge the town services please, we don't need 10 administrators, 10 principals, 10 police chiefs, 10 fire chiefs for every town. If that happens, then maybe teachers wouldn't be in this position. They are fighting the wrong person and wrong group (taxpayers). They need to fight with the taxpayers to get rid of those duplicate positions and duplicate pensions.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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If its anything like LI, where I see teachers luxury utility vehicles in the parking lots (Escalades are very popular) then they are making too much.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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If its anything like LI, where I see teachers luxury utility vehicles in the parking lots (Escalades are very popular) then they are making too much.
Time for a little reverse psychology - Take a film crew to tape the teachers driving into the school parking lot with their SUV Caddy's. Follow the teacher to their fancy 4 bedroom 2 bath house - tape the outside of the house sans street address (don't need any wackos paying them a visit). Next, run an ad with the tag line - Teachers need a raise to support their lifestyle followed by the clips of the Caddy SUV and fancy 4 bedroom 2 bath, 2 car garage.

Let's see how they'll dig themselves out of that one.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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She's not very convincing, is she?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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The NJEA has this amount of money to throw around. I wonder what those ads cost??? Maybe they should lower their union dues and put it back in the teachers pockets
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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The NJEA has this amount of money to throw around. I wonder what those ads cost??? Maybe they should lower their union dues and put it back in the teachers pockets
$700 a year per member = $120MM annually - that's a lot of moola.
How much in healthcare expenses could you cover with $120 million? No wonder the teachers can't afford to pay healthcare premiums, they're too busy stuffing the pockets of the NJEA.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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$700 a year per member = $120MM annually - that's a lot of moola.
How much in healthcare expenses could you cover with $120 million? No wonder the teachers can't afford to pay healthcare premiums, they're too busy stuffing the pockets of the NJEA.
But unfortunately if you want to teach there is no getting around the NJEA, you must join.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Tri-State Area
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But unfortunately if you want to teach there is no getting around the NJEA, you must join.

That sounds like a monopoly. Last I heard it, we have laws in this country againsnt monopolies. Looks like it's time to go to court.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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actually. there is no requirement saying you have to join the NJEA
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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actually. there is no requirement saying you have to join the NJEA
Ha try & get a teaching job if you aren't part of NJEA
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