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InsiderOnline Blog: October 2004

Double, Double, Union Trouble

The Independence Institute, a Colorado think-tank, foiled some union trickery this week.

Pamela Benigno, director of the Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center, has exposed a local teachers’ union for making a promise it couldn’t keep.  The promise was academic credit for providing support to union-endorsed political candidates and issues.

Representatives of the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) have told its members that Adams State College in Alamosa would grant one semester hour of graduate course credit for their participation in an Oct. 9 political rally and literature drop.  However, the Adams State College Board of Trustees Chair said no such agreement had been made.

Thanks to the work of Benigo and a chairman of the college, this union plan was stopped in its tracks. Maybe the Independence Institute should have a talk with the Colorado Secretary of State, so that stuff like this doesn't happen. Hat tip, The Corner.


Posted on 10/14/04 02:16 PM by Mary Katherine Ham

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