Teachers National Median Salary
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All K-12 Teachers
In some states these beginning salary levels are so much higher as in some districts in Ohio where the average starting salary for a new teacher are as much as $60,000 or more.
Median Salary by Job
High School Teacher $43,455
Elementary School Teacher $40,076
Middle School Teacher $41,858
Special Ed Teacher, Preschool, K, or Elementary Teacher $40,954
Secondary School Teacher $41,604
Special Ed Teacher, Middle School $42,085
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Despite the relatively low starting pay for police officers, the potential for earning substantially more while working as part of the police force does exist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median salary for all police officers was $53,540 per year in 2010. Those with several years of experience in the field will generally make salaries in excess of this figure. The upper 25 percent of all police officers made more than $69,070, while the upper 10 percent made more than $83,510.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average salary for a firefighter is $47,270 as of May 2009.
Unions wield tremendous power and can bully private sector companies or governments from any effort of lowering the debt. Unions can totally refuse to renegotiate their current contracts and really play the bully game. The companies or government either give them what they want, or they automatically pull out the “threat of strike knife” the union negotiators always carry in their pocket. The union negotiators are more than willing to use that “knife” and bring a company or a government to a grinding halt by actually striking. Companies and government almost always end up having to bow down to the will of the union. The unions get increased pay and better benefits; both of which are counterproductive to lowering debt.
The source of the information below comes directly from The Blaze and Hotair:
The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) sued Boeing for begin to build a manufacturing plant in South Carolina. The NLRB made allegations that the aircraft maker illegally shifted work from union plants in Washington State to a new non-union factory in South Carolina. Conservatives argue that NLRB and the Obama administration are trying to tell Boeing how to run its business, and are an ally of organized labor to the point that “whatever labor wants, labor gets.” The NLRB’s complaint against Boeing argues that the company decided to build a plant in South Carolina — a right-to-work state — to retaliate for labor strikes at its existing facilities in Washington State.”
Maria Bartiromo asking Pelosi, “For starters, do you think it‘s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non-union?” Pelosi’s response? “Yes.” She then quickly added: “I don’t know if they could close it down, I would hope that they would make it union.” When pressed, she got defensive: “You asked me what I thought, and I told you what I thought.”
Basically, if Pelosi really believes what she’s saying, the NLRB should have the authority to shut down private-sector plants simply for not being unionized.
Lachlan Markay of the Heritage Foundation pointed out that “workers at the South Carolina plant in question voted resoundingly (199-68) to decertify their union two years ago.” We have come far from the legitimate exercise of government in this and many other areas. It’s time to demand a return of government to its proper boundaries, and perhaps eliminating altogether those agencies that have arrogated the power to impose their preferred social prescriptions through the abuse of agency authority. That would include the NLRB, the EPA, and a number of other federal entities.
Recently a ballot measure, called “Issue 2,” represented a referendum on a law already passed by the Ohio legislature and signed by Republican Gov. John Kasich on March 31. Once the law was passed, labor unions mounted a drive for signatures to challenge the law by referendum. Implementation of the law had been put on hold pending the outcome of the votes.
The law required public employees to contribute toward their health and pension benefits on a scale similar to private-sector workers, while allowing collective bargaining over wages to continue. It required that pay be based partly on performance and it allowed layoffs to be based on factors beyond seniority.
The measure also contained a controversial ban on public-employee unions collecting “fair share” dues from employees who benefit from unions bargaining without joining the union. Where supporters cite the principle of worker rights, critics see a political effort to bust the political power of unions.
The vote came as states and localities nationwide were wrestling with tight budgets, and as some other states have moved to curb union bargaining power. A “no” vote on the law would provide a big boost to organized labor, with a win that could help energize its union ranks nationwide. It sent a signal that unions can win some key battles, although they have failed so far to overturn a similar law in Wisconsin.
“NO” got the majority vote on “Issue 2” overturning law. Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest US unions, said “Ohio sent a message to every politician out there: go in and make war on your employees rather than make jobs with your employees, and you do so at your own peril.”
To summarize my opinion:
Unions care about one thing and one thing only; getting themselves more. They don’t care that the company or government is in dire need of lowering expenses due to debt. All unions care about is “give us more and to hell with everything and everyone else.” And since unions are in bed with the Democrat party when negotiations take place no one represents the tax payer. It is solely the Democrats and the Union leaders who negotiate and huge funds in return for Union campaign financing for Democrats. The tax payer loses every time.
Unions are no different from the mobster gangs that prey on neighborhood businesses. Mobster gangs make companies pay them, so they will be “protected.” Mobster gangs are trying to “help” the companies by offering their protection. The protection they are offering is protection from that same mobster gang destroying the business. The neighborhood business is held hostage by the mobster gang and almost always has to bow down to the will of the mobster gang. They will seek to destroy your business. Mobster gangs care about one thing and one thing only, “give us more and to hell with everything and everyone else.” Do you see any similarity?
The need for unions to stop employer’s abusing employees and driving children to work like slaves is as outdated as the single shot, muzzle-loading rifle. Plenty of laws now exist to prevent employer abuse and protecting children. It is time for the mobster gang unions to either be disbanded or private sector companies need more control over the use union workers. If unions are here to stay, then union pay and benefits need adjusting to equal those received by the non-union workers in the private sector. If people are so blind they can’t see union pay and benefits have gotten ridiculously high and out of control, they are stupidly clueless about how to deal with budget over spending issues and the need to get them under control without raising taxes on everyone!