Friday, April 18, 2008

Unions must prevent any effort to compensate

their members based on productivity. The union must convince members that the union is the only path to increased pay. If members can increase their pay simply by working harder and doing a better job then there is no reason to join a union.

Foster says it will be hard to get the administration and the Metro Nashville Education Association to ever agree on a “performance-based” incentive plan. The two sides have trouble finding a fair way to judge teacher performance in the classroom.