Wikipedia tells us that a “trade union, through its leadership, bargains with the employer on behalf of union members (rank and file members) and negotiates labour contracts (collective bargaining) with employers.” Basically, unions protect the interests of it’s members. So why do teachers’ unions always claim to have the best interest of students at heart?
A proposal was recently winding it’s way through the California legislature that would have provided training for teachers to quickly administer medicine that could prevent death in the event of a seizure. What happened? After strong lobbying, the teachers’ unions were able to defeat the measure, presumably because it could potentially lead to cutting school nurse positions. Reason.tv has the full story below.