AFT calls NEA "Company Union" for representing both teachers and administration

Big Labor History Flashback

The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (AFT) which benefits dramatically from government employee forced dues at one time was opposed to representing both administrators and teachers.  From the New York Times, Aug 19, 1959 report from the AFT national convention held in Minneapolis, MN:

The American Federation of Teachers assailed the National Education Association today for what it termed “refusal to uphold” school desegregation decisions of the Supreme Court.

A Chosen Epithet “Company union” is an epithet the A. F. T. uses for the N. E. A., which represents school administrators as well as classroom teachers. The A. F. T. has 54,817 members, the N. E. A. about 700,000.

And, it opposed union financial disclosure known as the Landrum-Griffin Act.

It protested that the House passed Landrum-Griffin bill went far beyond the original intent of labor-management reform proposals by involving the Federal Government in the internal affairs of every union.