Union watchers among you will be interested to know that the NEA and AFT, among others, have combined to set up the Mooney Institute in Washington DC. It's a follow-on to TURN, the Teacher Union Reform Network that was started in 1995. I think Debbie Lynch was a member of that. Jo Anderson from IEA is involved. Read here if you want to know more. Or, if you want some background on the looming fights over th direction of the nationals, read this (At Vital Time, Unions Elect Presidents). Does it make much real difference who heads the national? Do you think that local presidents should be involved in "progressive" issues, or stick to jobs and wages?
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