Antonucci: Ballot initiative to gut Proposition 13 postponed until 2020
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. It is an important election year in California, with fiercely contested races for governor, U.S. senator, and state superintendent of public instruction. But one major campaign battle will not make it to the November ballot — and mixed signals from the California Teachers Association could be a...
By Mike Antonucci | May 2, 2018
Las Vegas teachers overwhelmingly vote against high dues, ditching their state union and National Education Association
Las Vegas teachers, fed up with how their dues are being spent, voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to cut all ties with their state and national parent unions. The vote by the members of the Clark County Education Association, which represents almost 20,000 teachers in the Las Vegas area, is a significant loss to the National...
By Mike Antonucci | April 25, 2018
Antonucci: Will the California Teachers Association endorse Feinstein over former employee De León?
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The California Teachers Association is in a unique position this election year. Two men who were once on CTA’s payroll are running for the two highest elected offices in the state — governor and U.S. Senator. It is very possible the union will recommend both of their...
By Mike Antonucci | April 24, 2018
Antonucci: California Federation of Teachers wants changes in the pension system
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. The California Federation of Teachers held its convention in Costa Mesa March 23-25. Delegates set the union’s agenda for the coming year in the form of 29 resolutions. These covered a wide array of issues from kindergarten class sizes to limiting the number of administrators in adult...
By Mike Antonucci | April 17, 2018
Antonucci: Where will the effects of a Janus ruling fall fastest and hardest?
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. Within the next 12 weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. Considering the ideological composition of the court, it is widely assumed that the justices will end the practice of public employee unions collecting representation fees from non-members....
By Mike Antonucci | April 10, 2018
Antonucci: Here’s the status of teacher contracts in California’s 8 largest school districts
Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears weekly at LA School Report. With teacher strike fever in the air, it is worth checking to see to what extent California will catch the bug. An examination of the state’s eight largest school districts reveals that while Los Angeles and San Diego school workers could potentially head to the picket lines,...
By Mike Antonucci | April 2, 2018