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Wisconsin Teachers Union owns health insurance company - collectively bargained for.
PublicSchoolSpending.com ^ | Fall 2010 | Education Action Group / MacIver Institute

Posted on 02/21/2011 11:29:17 AM PST by sbMKE

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Full pdf of the report, from the folks at the Education Act Group Foundation and MacIver Institute above. Well worth the read.

The sad fact is that collective bargaining is a way that the Teacher's Union is stealing taxpayer dollars by mandating a high-cost health plan that is owned by the union. Premiums far exceed market norms.

Windfall profits anyone?

1 posted on 02/21/2011 11:29:25 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE

That's not cool................

2 posted on 02/21/2011 11:30:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: sbMKE

And the new GOP majority can change state law.

Have at it!

WHat is taking so long?

Have they banned public sector unions yet??


3 posted on 02/21/2011 11:33:58 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: sbMKE

“Collective bargaining” is a pretty way to say “blackmail”.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 11:38:17 AM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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It’s a protection racket. We’ll keep the teachers on the job if you buy our special healthcare plan.


5 posted on 02/21/2011 11:41:57 AM PST by sbMKE
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I ran into this nformation today when trying to research just how much $$ WEAC and the NEA have invested contributed to our fine AWOL senators. http://www.neaexposed.com/blog/
6 posted on 02/21/2011 11:48:05 AM PST by gloryblaze (Don't forget to donate and keep FR going strong!)
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To: sbMKE; Liz; BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SierraWasp; tubebender; fish hawk

Thanks for posting this incestuous relations ship between the Cadillac Health Care provider for the teachers and the union thugs.

“WEA Trust has grown very fat on public school dollars, with a net worth of $316 million and a team of 12 administrators all receiving compensation packages worth six figures per year.

Sadly, this insurance swindle is endorsed by state law. We at Education Action Group believe it’s time for the citizens of Wisconsin to demand that their school boards be allowed to freely shop for less expensive employee health insurance.

That’s particularly important in the current economic environment, when schools have been forced to lay off teachers, curtail student programs, privatize services and, in some districts, seek permission from voters to exceed their local revenue caps.

The problem is state law, which makes the identity of a school district’s employee health insurance carrier a topic of collective bargaining. That means school boards and local school employee unions must agree on the insurance company that will provide health coverage.

So most unions have traditionally come to the negotiating table demanding expensive WEA Trust insurance coverage, and the strategy has been effective. About 64 percent of Wisconsin’s 426 districts carry WEA Trust insurance, despite its prohibitive costs.

Why do union employees demand WEA Trust coverage?

WEA Trust offers what is commonly known as the “Cadillac” of school employee health coverage. It earned that moniker for two very good reasons - the health coverage is very thorough, and the cost to local school districts is very high.”

This is just another example of how tax payers are $crewed by teachers, their unions and union thugs for the “children”!


7 posted on 02/21/2011 11:49:24 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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An “I’m appalled” bump


8 posted on 02/21/2011 11:49:34 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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p i n g


9 posted on 02/21/2011 11:50:36 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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An “I’m appalled” bump


10 posted on 02/21/2011 11:58:21 AM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: sbMKE

Furthermore, as I learned on Rush over the noon hour, the head of AFSCME (the public sector union) makes $450,000 per year. I wonder if members of his union know that?


11 posted on 02/21/2011 12:01:16 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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I strongly resent the fact that my tax dollars pay school personnel to collect dues fot the union. Also, these personnel use computers bought with my tax dollars to transfer dues to the union. Teachers should have to send in their checks every month for their union dues.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 12:01:47 PM PST by abclily
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fot = for


13 posted on 02/21/2011 12:04:01 PM PST by abclily
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To: Ditto

ditto!


14 posted on 02/21/2011 12:06:03 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: sbMKE

Put a hold on all thier assets!

We want our money back!


15 posted on 02/21/2011 12:08:09 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Red Badger

Progressive is run by the biggest liberals.

I encourage all conservatives to move their insurance from there to just about anywhere else.


16 posted on 02/21/2011 12:08:47 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: sbMKE

Excellent post. Thanks for the information.


17 posted on 02/21/2011 12:11:37 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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It’s not unusual. Michigan Education Association has something similar - MESSA:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/11/saugatuck_teachers_first_in_ar.html


18 posted on 02/21/2011 12:12:58 PM PST by bwc2221
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Once again the rule holds true:

FOLLOW THE MONEY


19 posted on 02/21/2011 12:24:43 PM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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bmk


20 posted on 02/21/2011 12:55:31 PM PST by Hypo2
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