Why BATS is Militantly Pro-Union as Well As Against Common Core

Unions are the best protection for the living standards of workers and the best defenders of workers rights at the workplace. The powerful interests who have worked to undermine unions and drive union membership from 35 percent of the work force when i was growing up to less than 13 percent today have helped transform the US from the most equal nation in the industrialized world to the most unequal. Teachers unions are a bulwark against the massive destruction of the nation’s shrinking middle class as well as a force defending public education and public schools. They also protect teachers against nepotism, favoritism, authoritarian management, and witch hunts led by politicians, the press, and occasionally by parents. That’s why I am a strong supporter of Teachers Unions. And why BATS proclaims itself “Militantly Pro-Union” as well as “Militantly Anti-Common Core.”