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    For The Good Of Unions, Please Step Down

    Randi & Lily, For The Good Of Unions, Please Step Down!


    By Steven Singer, http://www.gadflyonthewallblog.wordpress.com
    February 12th, 2017

    Dear Randi Weingarten and Lily Eskelsen Garcia:

    Unions are facing hard times. We are under attack by the new fascist wing of the Republican party. So-called “right to work” laws are being drafted at the national level to strip us of our rights and transform us into the factory slaves of The Gilded Age. New court challenges at the state and federal level could make it next to impossible to collect dues without allowing countless free riders. And in the mass media criticism of teacher tenure is mounting despite widespread ignorance of what it even means.

    More than ever we need to be united in our efforts to fight the forces of regression and tyranny. We need each other to protect our public schools and our students from those who would do them harm. But the biggest obstacle to doing that isn’t Donald Trump. Nor is it Mike Pence, Steve Bannon or even Betsy DeVos.

    It is you. Both of you.

    Frankly, as Presidents of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), you have become a distraction.


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