Patrick Dolan has been a labor consultant for 35 years and is also the president of Dolan Group. Today, June 30, the National Education Association (NEA) is meeting in Chicago to engage in an open discussion of the policy statement presented in this post. They are scheduled to vote on it sometime between July 1 and July 3 at the convention.
It hasn't been an exactly pleasant year for the public sector unions, especially those representing public school teachers. In Ohio, Florida, and (perhaps you've heard) Wisconsin, the attacks have been far from subtle. But summer is in the air, so maybe it was time for Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the NEA, to take a risk and cannonball right into the deep end of his organization's policy.