Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is behind bars, and his abusive tactics have thankfully led to pushback on unions for using collective bargaining to defend bad actors. Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo expressed how “debilitating” it is when unions restore the jobs of officers that police chiefs have the “grounds to terminate” for bad behavior.
This is no surprise. I’ve never served in law enforcement, but I taught in California public schools for 28 years, and the unions I was forced to fund protect abusive teachers all the time. In fact, the National Education Association and its affiliates promote abuse. They surreptitiously use the dues and image of loving teachers to push a radical political agenda that has wounded our profession, harmed students, and is intentionally dismantling our American freedoms.
That’s why I sued them to end forced unionism.