-By Warner Todd Huston
In this era of severe budget cuts, layoffs, and job loss, people in the real world are making due with less. Businesses are cutting back and people are hurting everywhere in this era of Obama. Local governments are also starting to find this economic climate challenging. But even as local budgets are taking hits, unions seem to think it’s still the same flush economy they’ve been taking advantage of for decades.
In the case of two school libraries in Massachusetts teachers unions are so arrogant and greedy that they would rather see the facilities shut down and books left unavailable to kids than see schools keep libraries open with volunteers manning them. Teachers unions in Bridgewater and Raynham have filed a grievance that might prevent volunteers from working in the libraries. The volunteer workers were to serve as a stop gap effort by the schools to keep the libraries open and serving kids.
Catch this idiotic excuse that union thug, Anita Newman, babbled to explain why the union is trying to close libraries:
“You’re putting unqualified people into the library who are not certified,” Newman said, calling it the basis of the grievance. “We don’t want to ruffle feathers, but you’re responsible for the children. We don’t use volunteers for recess or lunch either.”
Really? How much “training” and “certification” do librarians need to be “responsible for the children”? They are just librarians! One would think that all the school need do is run a background check and then show them the Dewey Decimal system and everything is set! How much expertise do you need to put books on shelves and check out kid’s selections? It ain’t rocket science.
The districts have been using volunteers in its libraries for some time and the reason they are relying on volunteers is to save the district money.
Susan Prewandowski, a regional school committee member and longtime school volunteer, thinks the union thugs are all washed up. “We felt the most important thing was to let the kids have access to the library,” she said.
But here is the thing, it’s all about money, money for union thugs. You see, if a union thug can’t be the one putting a book on a shelf then union thugs don’t want anyone doing it. Yes, these union thugs will even shut down libraries and prevent kids from being educated unless they get their cut.
It all goes to show that teachers unions do not care at all about kids. They don’t care about education, either. They only care about their cut of YOUR tax money.