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In the Fields of the Public Sector Unions

In Marlboro, N.J. the teachers’ union are at odds with the school district. The school board wants the Marlboro Township Education Association to pay $950 per member towards a family health benefits package, to help keep the lid on local taxes. The union isn’t budging, it’s going for a second “super conciliation” session on November 24. The town isn’t budging either. At least two residents are pleased with the town’s tough stance.

In Boston, the teachers unions are at odds with an elementary school.  At the John D. O’Bryant School an incentive program (launched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) awards AP teachers when students pass the exam. The Boston Teachers Union says it’s not fair and the bonus should be distributed to all teachers, since “no one is solely responsible for the development of these students.”

And in Allentown, Pennsylvania Nick Balzano, local leader of the Service Employees International Union’s threatened to put an end to volunteerism by an enterprising Eagle Scout who cleaned up some trails in a local park, ”We’ll be looking into the Cub Scout or Boy Scout who did the trails.” That went viral, fast. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent demanded an apology from Mr. Balzano who has since resigned.