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Tracie Happel

Tracie Happel was a valued member of the faculty at her Wisconsin elementary school, not only receiving high marks as a teacher, but as a mentor to colleagues as well as serving on leadership…

Harlan Elrich

You might say Harlan Elrich was born to be a teacher, or that he lives to be one — both parents were educators and he is related to eight others – and he says things like: “Sunday nights are…

Jose Manso

Like many others, Jose Manso was forced to join a union.

“I asked if it was mandatory to join and the human resources person said yes,” says Jose, recalling his first teaching job in 2002….

Mariam Noujaim

Mariam Noujaim believes labor unions have a place and role to play in the American workplace; when they act like unions.

Mariam, a longtime California state employee, had for years advocated the…

Angie Stoner

A common misnomer about public unions, promoted by the unions themselves, is that no one is forced to join. Technically that is true but as Angie Stoner found out, only technically. When she began…

Larry Sand

Like so many others, Larry Sand was subsidizing teachers unions’ and their political agenda, believing all along that he had no choice in the matter. In his 24th year as a teacher, he learned that…

Darren Miller

For Darren Miller, a math teacher in California for more than 20 years, his relationship with the state and national teachers’ unions has never added up. For one thing, those unions seemed more…

Bruce Aster

Before he became a teacher, Bruce Aster was a legislative assistant in Washington D.C. One issue he worked on was education which meant he regularly met with school superintendents and education…

Jade Thompson

While there are countless examples of people being forced to fund union activities in direct opposition to their own beliefs – i.e. pro-life advocates forced to watch their money support pro-choice…