For some union leaders, however, the prospect of change is jarring. Florida has a consistent and laudable record of protecting public employees from union coercion. And the Sunshine State has long ensured that workers, whether in the public or private sector, cannot be fired for withdrawing from a union. But [...]
The teachers unions are at it again. Learning that the state's Revenue Estimating Conference believes Florida lawmakers will have an "extra" $3.2 billion available in 2006, Florida Education Association President Andy Ford didn't pause to credit Governor Bush's limits on spending or his tax-cutting policies.
Parents of some 2.5 million Florida school children have been told that protecting the future of the teachers union is more important than protecting their children's future.