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Chris Cargill on Spokane's KREM 2 News on the teacher strikes

KREM 2 News in Spokane questions why teacher's union officials continue to insist strikes are legal when state law and their own union contract shows they are not, with WPC's Eastern Washington Director Chris Cargill.

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Friday, May 29, 2015
There’s good news today for charter school children and their families.  Reporter Jim Camden at The Spokesman-Review provides an informative account of the reaction of charter school supporters on learning that the surprise rules state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn wants to impose would sharply restrict innovation and student learning at the new schools.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Liberal political blogger and columnist Kevin Drum, whose musings are published in the leftist Mother Jones magazine, says he is “thrilled” that cities like Seattle, San Francisco (and soon Los Angeles) are mandating a $15 minimum wage.  Not because such a wage will lift working families out of poverty, but because he says it will “give us a great set of natural experiments to figure out what happens when you raise the minimum wage a lot.”
Thursday, May 28, 2015
One definition of “irresponsible” is to push for a policy idea that affects thousands of people, then when you win refuse to recognize the harm your idea is causing in people’s lives. That is the position $15Now! advocates are in right now. Seattle businesses are at the epicenter of the drive for local governments to impose tough $15 Now! laws, resulting in disruption as employers scramble to adapt.