If blogs gave awards, Rebecca Friedrichs ought to be our Person of the Year or win a medal for the courage to take on the California Teachers Association — arguably the most powerful union in California. From two different blogs this week, CA teachers sue union over political use of dues and Jim Lacy’s California Political Review, comes the story that Ms. Friedrichs wishes not to pay about one-third of her annual union dues that supports the CTA’s copious political work.
From the Joseph Perkins post:
Indeed, the kindergarten teacher supports school vouchers, which the teachers’ union has used her compulsory dues (and the dues of political dissenters among its rank-and-file) to defeat. Similarly, she opposes measures — like Proposition 30, the $7 billion tax-increase initiative — for which CTA spent millions in union dues last year to win passage – that confer higher salaries and more generous benefits upon teachers at the expense of everyday taxpayers. Continue reading