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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — John Bailey, White Plains CitizeNetReporter (WPCNR.com) Publisher / Editor opens the broadcast day at 10am and concludes his segment at 10:30am.
- America is immersed in the Labor Day long weekend. Do we remember that Labor Day is in fact a Memorial to strikers who dies fighting for justice in the workplace? Has the labor been silenced? Why have they lost their respective voices?
- Teachers throughout the state continue to be under fire for not teaching effectively. Teacher union leaders protest against calls for change and possible elimination of tenure. Why are teachers unions not speaking truth to power? Are the superintendents of schools not informing teaching staff of the best curriculum for the population being taught? Is there a vision of what and how to teach? Have teachers been inappropriately blamed for the failure of the students in their care? Are parents doing enough to focus the children in their charge to study? Over 60 percent of the student population is not proficient in English Language Arts and likewise in Math. Yet the latest test scores of the latest new assessment tests were delayed to the point of inconsequence since it is too late to take corrective curriculum conduct? The takeaway is that the student populations test scores next year will likely languish. Why is this acceptable?
- Labor has lost its capacity to fight back efforts of union busting while disparate unions do not forge relationships with other unions and thereby are left to battle on their own to likely assured diminution of representing their membership? Why does this dynamic continue? Is the enemy big business or is the enemy union management?
- Are unions looking askance as some of their membership are permitted to pension pad while new members getting nothing? Are unions becoming impotent with respect to business and government adversaries? Are unions at fault? Do adopted laws undermine labor? What has brought the current circumstances to the forefront?
- Have leaders in government and in the various unions lost sight of the people they are supposed to represent and those that have lost their security as union negotiations fail to respond to the needs of the rank and file?
- A labor leaders of today still intent on putting their membership as central to their negotiating upon their behalf? Or are thee union leaders simply talking a good game? Has law mitigated union capacity to strike? Are there any tools left for union leadership to get a fair contract?
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