It's a Trend – Big Labor Government Monopoly is Big Trouble
The liberal media in the Northeast is dominated by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the Washington Post. In a period of two weeks, all three have published articles critical of big labor's power and influence over the political process. The latest is a Washington Post editorial bemoaning the power and influence of the teacher's unions in Montgomery, Maryland. Fact is the article could be written in most counties in the United States but it's progress, none the less. If they really wanted reform, they would endorse a National Right to Work law. In Montgomery County, teachers union has a grip on politics Wednesday, July 7, 2010 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, candidates for public office who have received the teachers union's endorsement ahead of this fall's Democratic primaries must feel as if they've won the lottery. The union, with the help of highly unusual cash "contributions" from some of its anointed candidates, sends out glossy, targeted mailings on their behalf. It places advertisements and yard signs. And it distributes thousands of its "Apple Ballots," listing endorsed candidates, to voters at polling stations on Election Day. Now the teachers union, known as the Montgomery County Education Association, is going a step further: It's organizing a poll and inviting its favorite candidates to append their own questions. If the trend continues, union-backed office-seekers won't have to bother campaigning at all, or even leaving the house. The MCEA will take care of everything.