I have learned the third largest teachers union in the state, the Kenosha Education Association, has been decertified. Only 37 percent of the teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District voted to reauthorize the union in a recent vote…Under Act 10, public employee unions must be recertified every year by an affirmative vote of at least 50 percent of the employees.
“Act 10″ is, of course, Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial public-sector union reform law. Some people have argued that this particular requirement — for an annual recertification vote — is somehow out of line. But how many workplaces are there in America where unions were certified decades ago and have coasted on pure inertia — where practically (or even literally) no one working today actually voted for the union that represents them?
Once again, it is becoming more and more obvious that if liberty minded folks wish to reclaim the constitutional republic given them by the Founders and Framers, it is at the state level where we must focus our energies.
Washington, the redoubt of the Ruling Class and its non-partisan Ruling Party, is a lost cause. Thankfully, the Framers gave us a constitutional way to cut it completely out of the process of governance if needed. We can restore constitutional liberties by working solely through the states.
I suggest it is high time we get started doing so.