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Another Union Gives Pelto the Cold Shoulder

Yet another union has given self-proclaimed Savior Of All Unions Jon Pelto the cold shoulder. This time, the Connecticut AFL-CIO didn’t even invite Pelto to the party. That’s right, when the the state AFL-CIO held their nominating convention, they asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to speak. They even asked Republican gubernatorial front-runner Tom Foley to… Continue reading Another Union Gives Pelto the Cold Shoulder

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Union Resolution Ignores the Needs of Students

When the American Federation of Teachers passed a resolution demanding that Connecticut commissioners of education have the same certification as superintendents of schools, they ignored one important point: It is not the job of an education commissioner to directly supervise teachers and support staff and run an individual school. It is the job of an… Continue reading Union Resolution Ignores the Needs of Students

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Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) one of Connecticut’s two teachers’ unions, has now officially endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection bid, despite third-party candidate Jon Pelto repeatedly calling Malloy “anti-teacher.” What does this prove? I can think of at least two takeaways from the AFT’s endorsement of Malloy: 1. Though he didn’t always say… Continue reading Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto

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Jon Pelto Aligned Himself with Republicans Against Malloy

Republican legislative employees communicated and coordinated with self-identified “progressive” candidate Jon Pelto in an attempt to scuttle the state’s use of national education standards earlier this year, according to a Republican insider. Yes, politics does tend to make strange bedfellows, but political consultant-turned third-party gubernatorial candidate Pelto has a long history of aligning himself with… Continue reading Jon Pelto Aligned Himself with Republicans Against Malloy

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Even the Teachers Union Steps Away from Jon Pelto

As if we needed any more evidence of the lack of support for Jon Pelto’s “campaign” for Governor, even the Connecticut Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers is supporting someone else. In reaction to the devastating news, Pelto posted a press release on his personal blog admonishing the union for not picking him for… Continue reading Even the Teachers Union Steps Away from Jon Pelto