Friday, August 12, 2005
Teachers unions boycott Wal-Mart
The two largest U.S. teachers' unions joined a "back to school" boycott against Wal-Mart Stores, targeting one of the year's busiest shopping seasons ...Well, they can, Wal-Mart isn't a monopoly.
The 2.7 million-member National Education Association, the biggest U.S. union, and the 1.3 million-member American Federation of Teachers [are] urging shoppers to stay away from the world's largest retailer and buy school supplies elsewhere... [Bloomberg]
And it sure beats having the teachers' unions spend these resources and organizational efforts on something less important like, oh, improving major public school systems with 50% (or lower) graduation rates, which people can't boycott because they are monopolies.
(Let's see, where was "education" found among the top 15 items on the agenda of the National Education Association's annual meeting? Oh, yeah. That's the luxury of being a monopoly.)