Tag: teachers

Stop Legislation that costs taxpayers $46 billion and harms teacher pensions

Nearly five months after the Republican-controlled legislature paused their attempt to dismantle retirement savings for teachers, administrators and support staff, they’re back at it again. Corporate special interests are pushing them to slash school employees’ compensation and rob public employees of their retirement benefits. The good news is, thanks to your calls and emails, the bills aren’t moving yet. The bad news is, they’re even worse than we thought. A new report from the House Fiscal Agency says this legislation will cost taxpayers $46 BILLION. You read that right. Sign the petition now to help us protect teacher pensions in ... Read more

UAW President Issues Statement about Michigan Legislative Attack on Detroit Teachers

“Once again in the wee hours of the morning Michigan’s Republican legislators attacked teachers rather than address the real issues facing our schools. We are outraged that public officials are putting our children at risk. Teachers who spend the most time developing our children should be treated with dignity and respect. “In essence right-wing legislators are treating Detroit students as test subjects for a laundry list of unproven right-wing causes. If we have learned anything from Flint, it would be that when you treat people as numbers on a spreadsheet bad things happen to those citizens and that right-wing rhetoric ... Read more