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Old 09-14-2021, 07:20 AM
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Default Teachers Unions Gave Guidance to CDC Director on School COVID Restrictions

The teachers' unions have too much power, just like corporations do. I am opposed to public sector unions, and the info here is a good reason for that.

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Judicial Watch announced today that it received 12 pages of *records showing the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) influencing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director and the White House with their own their own “embargoed vaccine research,” as well as school reopening policy. Additionally, the CDC Director states that she used the unions’ language in the CDC’s school reopening policy.

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On February. 8, 2021, Rebecca Pringle, president of the National Education Association (NEA), emailed Director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, requesting an advance copy of the CDC school-related COVID-19 guidance:

I am writing to request an advance copy of CDC school-related COVID-19 guidance that I understand are to be released this week. We will, of course, keep them confidential until they are public. I want to be prepared for any media or internal questions that come after they are released.

Any other information you can offer about the timing of their release is appreciated….

P.S. Our team will be briefing the CDC and White House staff today on our embargoed vaccine research. I will be sure you receive the research memo with our findings after they meet today.

In an email exchange on February 1, 2021, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Senior Director of Health Issues, Kelly Trautner to CDC officials, White House officials, and AFT colleagues, Trautner thanks everyone for the “rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance:”

Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT. We are hopeful that lines of communications will remain open, and that we can serve as a true thought partner as you continue the important work toward safe reopening of schools.

“What qualifies partisan teachers unions, other than generous contributions to allied politicians, to provide the CDC with public health guidance on reopening schools? The CDC is corrupted by politics and is dishonest when it suggests it is merely ‘following the science,’” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-...20210913223116
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The dependence of the Democrat party on teachers unions is so strong that the unions dictate to the government agencies, they do not consult. That's why these communications are conducted in secret. The corruption is as blatant as a 6 figure payment for a Hunter Biden so-called art work.

Joe Biden has a history of allowing lobbyists to write legislation such as when he sponsored a credit card reform bill written by MBNA bank lobbyists making it far more difficult to discharge credit card debt in bankruptcy.

The Biden administration also works with social media plutocrats to censor political opponents in return for preserving the special privileges granted by regulation to a small group of the ultra rich.
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Getting input from teachers on how to best reopen schools in a safe and effective manner is a reasonable and smart thing to do. Only right-wing nuts would turn this into something nefarious.
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Getting input from teachers on how to best reopen schools in a safe and effective manner is a reasonable and smart thing to do. Only right-wing nuts would turn this into something nefarious.
Wrong. The CDC should be ruled and guided only by the science, not by the dictates and whims of an organization that is only looking out for its own self interest.
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Getting input from teachers on how to best reopen schools in a safe and effective manner is a reasonable and smart thing to do. Only right-wing nuts would turn this into something nefarious.
So this is one of those times when we DON'T follow the science, we just follow what the union leaders say? Got it!

Will that work with businesses too? Will the CDC and Biden Admin let me run my business the way I see fit? Or do you have to give a certain type of donation to get that much clout?

Just wondering what you will approve Mr. Slothrup.
Will you stand with non-leftist organizations to let them do what they see fit?
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The teachers' unions have too much power, just like corporations do. I am opposed to public sector unions, and the info here is a good reason for that.
unions often work with management on health and safety issues. why should it be any different here?
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Wrong. The CDC should be ruled and guided only by the science, not by the dictates and whims of an organization that is only looking out for its own self interest.
The CDC was developing guidelines for COVID procedures in schools. It would be foolish not to get input from the people actually responsible for implementing those procedures.
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The CDC was developing guidelines for COVID procedures in schools. It would be foolish not to get input from the people actually responsible for implementing those procedures.
That SOUNDS nice, but this wasn't done in ANY of the other industries...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in restaurants from restaurant workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in theaters from theater workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in supermarkets from supermarket workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in business offices from business office workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in nursing homes from nursing home workers?...



Now wouldn't it be...in your words..."foolish not to get input from the people actually responsible for implementing those procedures"?...



Children are the LEAST susceptible to COVID, but for some reason, that's the ONLY place the CDC listens to for "guidance"...Whereas the older and more susceptible people were the LEAST listened to...

Why not just admit the obvious...The teachers' union is only interested in power and children concerns come in 8th?...


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Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas; it is not because of the merit of our positions; it is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child.

The NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power. And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of million of dollars in dues each year because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them; the union that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.

This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing drop rate rates, improving teacher quality, and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary these are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights, or collective bargaining.
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That SOUNDS nice, but this wasn't done in ANY of the other industries...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in restaurants from restaurant workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in theaters from theater workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in supermarkets from supermarket workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in business offices from business office workers?...

"Guidance" for COVID procedures in nursing homes from nursing home workers?...
You actually have no idea whether any of this is true.
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You actually have no idea whether any of this is true.
Do you actually believe that the CDC let all the above business types dictate how they would move forward, and allow them to do what they see fit?

No one that I know in the construction industry has been able to do it.

The company my wife owns does the finances and accounting for all kinds of different businesses, and none of them have been able to write their own guidelines.

You actually have no idea how businesses are treated, that don't give 100's of millions of dollars to Democrats, do you?
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