The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) has been waging a relatively non-stop campaign against the General Assembly for ‘higher teacher pay’.
Meanwhile, it seems the NCAE doesn’t compensate their own employees adequately according to a petition aimed at the NCAE President, Rodney Ellis.
The petition was started by the “NC SO Crisis Committee”. That’s the NC affiliate of the National Staff Organization, which boasts on their about page to be “The world’s largest union of union staff,”.
The petition reads as follows:
TO: NCAE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The 2013 IRS filings for the National Staff Organization showed over $1.3 million in receipts.
While the 990 filing seems to indicate there are no paid staff members, UnionFacts.com lists their board members as ironically receiving very lopsided compensation. The listed President makes over $120k, yet the next closest paid member only makes a little over $33k.
The National Staff Organization also has called for a ‘vote of no confidence‘ in the NCAE’s Executive Director, Rachelle Johnson. This vote of no confidence is supported by the following bullet points:
- Johnsons failure to ensure a safe working environment in the Headquarters building.
- Working conditions have significantly deteriorated under Johnson’s failure.
- Johnson has failed to provide the leadership needed to improve the Association.
- Johnson doesn’t listen to staff concerns or perspectives.
- No diversity in management staff hiring.
- Managers receiving increases while staff not receiving an increase in seven years.
- Johnson’s failure to process grievances in a timely manner.
A quick couple of end notes regarding the NCAE.
Cooper has refused to protect NC children from the Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Education’s overreach into our schools time and again. From Common Core to the abusive interpretation of Title IX — Cooper has shown that he sides with the Fed and not NC families.
Cooper has shown about the same amount of respect for NC families and children as he did for MLK last year… IN CHURCH.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) January 20, 2015
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