Teacher takes on the teachers’ unions’ agenda

Teacher takes on the teachers’ unions’ agenda

CalWatchDog.com Editor-in-Chief Brian Calle interviews Rebecca Friedrichs. She is an Orange County schoolteacher who is fighting for her right not to be associated with the political activity the nation’s most powerful union, the National Education Association, and its state affiliate, the California Teachers’ Association. She’s ready to take her fight all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In this video, she talks about taking on the teachers’ unions’ agenda.


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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 15 April, 2014, 17:33

    I read the Knox v SEIU decision. Was better than I thought it would be.

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  2. Ted O'Steele, CEO
    Ted O'Steele, CEO 15 April, 2014, 20:05

    Poor Ms. Freidicks— 2 incomes, does not need the dough, her husband is a tea bag Republiloser. so she is told by hubby to say “unions are bad”.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….same old deal—seen this article 5 other times on CWD– Yaaaaaaaaaaaawn.

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 April, 2014, 07:26


    Now that was mean spirited….ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz

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  4. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 16 April, 2014, 14:02

    Ted is so right! Its not the union! Its the ideology? There are many more people like that in the unions than most realize. When Meg Whitman was endorsing putting all public employees, except police and fire, on DC plans if she got elected, my fire dept. friend was perfectly ok with that.

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  5. AMartel
    AMartel 16 April, 2014, 14:05

    Union fan Ted CEO attacks the woman, not the substance of her argument.

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    • Ted O'Steele, CEO
      Ted O'Steele, CEO 16 April, 2014, 16:13

      AMartel— you are correct– good point. I did not attack the substance although it would be easy to do.

      I have just seen WAAAAAAAy too many of these ladies before—–Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
      I might be wrong here, who knows? But I wonder what her Republican husband does for a living?

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    • S Moderation Douglas
      S Moderation Douglas 16 April, 2014, 19:44


      attack the main plaintiff, the Christian Educators Association International (CEAI), who are more concerned about teaching creationism in schools (opposed by the unions) than they are about teachers right to work or freedom of speech.

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  6. sjoseph
    sjoseph 18 April, 2014, 19:28

    Ted, what does her husband have to do with it?
    Rebecca is spot on! I can not wait for the day that the union crumbles! It will be a victory for our schools, teachers, and students. Keep up the good fight Rebecca!

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    • EGSH
      EGSH 19 April, 2014, 15:22

      I totally agree with sjoseph!!
      Thank you Rebecca.
      Keep up the good fight!!

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  7. Julienne
    Julienne 23 April, 2014, 14:20

    Excellent interview! Thank you for posting! This seems like a very straight forward case of free association and free speech! Ms. Friedrichs is asking that money not be taken out of her paycheck for political purposes that she opposes. I can understand collective bargaining etc….but in the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave etc…, to have hard earned dollars forced out of your paycheck for things you politically do not stand for should be illegal. Seems like a no-brainer to me! I wish her and her attorney’s all the best!

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