Category Archives: Unions

0346_No [Union] Dues Without Political Representation_by Larry Sand_July 10, 2018_US Supreme Court has made the US a Right-To-Work country

Donna Jack
July 18, 2018

This month Larry Sand wrote an article, published by the California Policy Center.  It is in reference to the Supreme Court decision that the United States is now a Right-To-Work country.   Unions can no longer force people to be automatically members of their unions.  People have the option to stay out or sign up.  No automatic membership!!

Below are some excerpts from Larry Sand’s article.  You can see the rest of the article here:   …

“All this leads to Janus v AFSCME, the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. becoming a right-to-work country. And it puts conservative and libertarian teachers in California and 21 other states in a powerful position. Prior to the ruling, teachers who didn’t like their unions’ political spending could opt out of paying the political portion of their union dues – usually about 35 percent of the total. A teacher would have to resign from the union, but still have to pay an “agency fee” of about $700 to their local union, and its state and national affiliates (usually CTA/NEA). But now no teacher has to pay a penny to a union as a condition of employment.”

“Conservative and libertarian teachers should start playing hardball and demand that the union change its political spending habits before they agree to join or maintain their membership.” Continue reading

0335_New Update Apr. 24, 2018_ Teacher Walkouts (in 27 CO school districts) Potentially Cost Taxpayers $13.3 Million_ plus cost for classified employees_ and cost to parents, etc. – by Ed is Watching

Donna Jack
April 29, 2018

Shouldn’t teachers and administrators who encourage (or take part in) walkouts during school hours be fired?!?  Shouldn’t that also be the case for ones who encourage students and teachers to walkout during school hours?

This needs to be stopped – these people are eating up our tax dollars with their tyrannical and bullying behavior.  And they are causing parents and children grief (financial and emotional).  They are negative role models for our children.

The article below by Ed is Watching, was linked in Blog 0334.

It can be found at:

New Update: Teacher Walkouts Potentially Cost Taxpayers $ 13.3 Million

According to Colorado Chalkbeat, 27 Colorado school districts have cancelled classes due to the teacher walkouts scheduled later this week. Based on the average teacher salary in each district plus the cost of PERA benefits, the teacher walkouts in the 27 districts are potentially costing taxpayers $13.3 million. This figure does not include classified employees who serve at each school.

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0334_It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns_ Blog Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio_ So what we have here is another example of the NEA pushing pure propaganda to ramp up the sympathy train so the teachers unions make more money. (Apr. 26, 2018)

Donna Jack
April 26, 2018

Teachers in my school district in Colorado (Jefferson) and also in Douglas County schools, are striking and lobbying at the state Capitol.  They claim Colorado ranks 46th in teacher pay – not true.  The NEA (National Education Association) lied.  Colorado teachers are 30th or 31st — closer to the middle of the pack.

Aren’t we paying them to teach in school — not strike to hold tax payers hostage?  Public school employees should never strike.   They should educate our children.  At least that is what we would ideally want.

Today Mandy Connell posted some comments on her blog about this subject.


Subject: It’s the First Day of School Shutdowns Blog | Mandy Connell | KOA NewsRadio

posted by Mandy –

17 hours ago

JEFFERSON COUNTY AND DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY So the people who claim to care more than ANYONE about our CHIIIILLLLLDREN can throw a collective hissy at the Capitol today.  The Wear Red for Ed movement even has nifty shirts for teachers to wear.  Look at the logo I just grabbed from the CEA website:

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0200_JeffCo Truth website_14 video links and articles_showing corruption connected with November 2015 Jefferson County school board recall

Donna Jack
April 28, 2017

See Blog 0031 — 0031_Bullying 101 YouTube of PTA president_audio and transcript of union supporters’ lack of respect at a Jeffco BOE meeting_One interview about union bullying in hallway outside the same meeting | Gramma Griizzly’s Corner  


A friend just sent me a link to a site with YouTube videos of corruption connected with the 2014 Jefferson County school board election.  There are also several articles on that site as well.  Below you can link to them all.


JeffCo Truth website ( )

Go to for several informative video clips about corruption in Jefferson County School District.

                                                                    List of videos:

— HOW DO COP’S AFFECT YOU? – What do COPs have to do with debt? —


video not available but this link to an article about funding of the recall is:

— WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE? – Who is controlling Jeffco Education?

— PROTECT STUDENT DATA PRIVACY – A vote for the recall is a vote for In-Bloom

Bullying 101 A Lesson in Civics This New PTA Pres & Recall Supporter want to
control DAC appointments? —

Who Wants Control of Jeffco Education? – Trick or treat:  Don’t be fooled!  Say No to the
Status Quo.  Vote NO ON THE RECALL –  

— Because they can get away with it – Amy Weber, Executive Director, Jeffco Human
Services –

The truth about Jeffco teacher turnover –

Does Jill Fellman support charter students? –

Jeffco School Board Vote on the Wheat Ridge plan –

Who is breaking promises?

Did Ms. Dahlkemper really just ask that?

— Union Organized recall last summer –

What students are saying

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0193_Details of the disruption and lies used in 2014 and 2015 to force a recall of three Jeffco BOE members_YouTube, links

Donna Jack
April 1, 2017

This is a companion blog to Blog 0192.
Julie Williams Reporting about events on Feb. 13, 2014_YouTube
Thorough Account of events after Nov. 2013 BOE election

background information:


Julie was one of the three members of the Jefferson County Board of Education (JeffcoBOE) elected in November 2013.  The three were not endorsed by the unions.  Since the Jeffco BOE is a 5-member board, they became the majority!  Immediately after their elections, the unions began working to recall the three — and two years later, the unions successfully had the three recalled.

Julie Williams Speaking

Below you can watch a YouTube by Pundit Pete, of the then newly-elected Julie Williams speaking on February 13, 2014.  That evening she gave an update on what had been happening since they were sworn into their board positions the previous month!

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0192_3/24/17 Sen. Tim Neville Legislative update_Julie Williams former Jeffco BOE member compared 2013 Jeffco BOE and Trump’s 1st 100 days_2014-2015 Jeffco BOE history in Blog 0193

Donna Jack
March 27, 2017/updated and revised April 1, 2017

1.   Julie Williams’ presentation.
2.   Tim Neville’s Presentation
3.   Go to Blog 0193, to see a detailed history of events before and after Nov. 2013 Jeffco school board election, of three reform members.

Meeting March 27, 2017

An informative meeting took place at the Lewis Barn in Evergreen.  Julie Williams and Colorado State Senator Tim Neville were the guest speakers at the March meeting of the 285 Corridor Tea Party:

March 27th at 6:30 pm
The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
26624 N. Turkey Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439

Julie Williams spoke first, after several people who attended shared information with the group.  Below are summaries of topics Julie addressed.

Julie said there were parallels between her experiences Nov. 2013-2015
and the things happening in D.C.

Julie drew a parallel between what the unions did in Jefferson County to the three non-union supported board members — and what unions and the Left are doing against Trump and his administration.

She stressed the importance of not wasting time, and not underestimating the ability of the establishment (unions, mainstream media, academia, the Left, etc.) to work relentlessly and effectively to destroy the character and credibility of the new administration with the bombardment of lies, accusations, and subtle, or not-so-subtle, innuendoes. Continue reading

0104_SJTP Discussion of proposed Constitutional Amendment and Proposed Ballot Initiatives_Stealing our money and liberty away from us_instructions how to use and search this website

Donna Jack
June 12, 2016

[Note:  Blog 0103 explains how to sign up to attend, to testify,
or to watch school board meetings from home,
live-streamed, or after the fact.]

The amendment and Initiatives that are
briefly discussed in this blog 0104, are listed below:

[You can hold down the “Ctrl”  “f” keys together, lift your hands from the keyboard, then type the number or name of the amendment, initiative or subject listed below, to find the very brief discussion of each item listed.  Hit “enter” until you find no more locations in this blog for what you are searching.]

Amendment 69
Initiatives 78 and 75
Jeffco School District Bond
Initiative 101
Initiative 117
A Mil Levy Override in Jefferson County
Bond Package
Tabor review

Today I got an email from Frank, a leader in the South Jeffco Tea Party.  In just a few sentences, he reported on the June 9th meeting they had.   You can read their brief summary of some of the things that will be on our November ballot.

One thing they didn’t mention at that meeting, but probably will at next month’s meeting, is a Mil Levy Override.  The Jeffco School Board will talk about and then take action on the Facilities Master Plan, the Bond, and the Mill Levy Override at this coming school board meeting Thursday (June 16).

Consider testifying before our school board on Thursday, June 16.  Let people know what our school board is planning to do.


Below is the email Frank sent out:

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0081_Public Schools in Colorado will not teach students the dangers of Amendment 69 (to be on Nov. 2016 ballot)

Donna Jack
March 12, 2016  – updated 3/13/16; 9/2/16

[Note:  A quotation from p. 9 of the attached complete wording for the proposed Colorado Amendment 69 to our state constitution:


Did you notice that Amendment 69 doesn’t tell you that “Section 20 of Article X of the Colorado Constitution is TABOR – the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — that protects Colorado’s citizens, voters and taxpayers from always hungry-for-more-money elected officials (and appointed officials) —  if unchecked, they grow government too quickly, taking more control (using our money to do it) — leaving us with less resources to have control of our own lives.]

Public schools in general, will not tell students and families about the consequences if Amendment 69 passes — elimination of control of personal health care, and uncontrolled increasing personal and business taxation.

Schools teach socialism.


March 15th Colorado Representative Justin Everett will talk about proposed
Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69 – Single-Payer Health Care.

At the Mountain Republican Women’s Club

From the flier announcing Justin’s presentation:
“Amendment 69 . . . . a government-run health care system that:

“Increases state income tax to 14.63% — highest in U.S.
“Restricts free-market pricing of medical services
“Eliminates private health insurance
“Creates Colorado Care Board whose members do not have to be U.S. Citizens
“Creates publicly-searchable personal healthcare database
“Takes roughly 1/3 of state budget out of the General Assembly’s control”

[Note from editor:  Amendment 69 exempts itself from Tabor – it has no limit on how high they can raise taxes in the future to pay for it.]

When:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016                Where:  Mt. Vernon Country Club
5:30 p.m. — Dinner (optional)                      It’s too late to make dinner reservations.
7:00 p.m. — Program                                        $3 for program only

Most doctors do not know about Amendment 69 –
nor does the public in general.

Most doctors will not hear about Amendment 69 unless someone gives them the information, because they are overwhelmed with the demands of their work.  If Amendment 69 passes, many doctors will have to move out of Colorado or find other employment.  The same goes for most people in Colorado who are fighting to survive financially because of all the burdens our government has already placed on them.   Unemployment will grow.

Colorado Public School students will not be told of the dangers of
Amendment 69 (U.S. public schools are taught Type #2 censored education)

This November, Constitutional Amendment 69 will be on our Colorado ballots across the state.

Our public school students, their parents and school district employees will not be told the truth about this amendment through school communications.  They will not learn about the loss of their freedoms, and other problems that will be created by the passage of Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69.

They will be told that Single-Payer health care will eliminate Obamacare, which is causing so much trouble; and that it will make healthcare in Colorado simple and free for everybody.

Why won’t the schools alert the public to what Amendment 69 really is?

Schools, school districts and school boards are strongly financially dependent on unions, federal government grants, federal loans, and federal dollars of all kinds.  The federal government attaches requirements to the money they “give away.”  Those requirements demand the teaching of collectivist Type #2 education, and the acceptance of government controlling everything.  The unions are in line with Type #2 education.  [Read a definition/comparison of Type #1 and Type #2 education.]

Our national Department of Education is exclusively Type #2 education, and pushes national censorship of any Type #1 education, instead teaching against our national sovereignty, in support of one-world government

Colorado Care (the Proposed Colorado Constitutional Amend 69)
will take away money from just about everyone.

Colorado Care (Amendment 69) will increase government control over every single person in this state – far beyond what people can imagine.  It will greatly diminish take-home pay, investments, and retirements of almost everyone in Colorado (this includes current and retired teachers). It will almost double our state budget.   The money will come from taxes and “fees” and Medicare and Social Security and other sources mentioned in Amendment 69.

Proposed Constitutional Amend 69 sets up its own private government,
outside our government.  It will not be accountable to citizens.

This Colorado constitutional amendment will set up a private government outside our government, that can be controlled by people who are not even citizens of this country.  It will take control of every aspect of  health care in our state.  Some people say it is Obamacare on steroids.   You have to read it to learn for yourself what it plans to do — so you can educate yourself, and help educate others to join in the efforts to stop it from becoming law.

Amendment 69 is 12 pages that are worth understanding.

Amendment 69 is 12 pages long.  It is not the easiest read, but it is worth the effort it takes to study it carefully.  You will then be able to identify lies you have heard or will be hearing about it; and you will be prepared to tell people what is really in the proposed Constitutional Amendment.

Those who support it have to make up imaginary reasons (lies) to convince you to vote for it — just like power-hungry people did during the recent November 2015 recall of three school board members in Jefferson County Colorado school district.  They lied on the petition to get it on the ballot, and lied on the ballot.

Those supporting Amendment 69 appear to be trying to repeat
the effective dishonest campaign that recalled 3 school board members
who were not controlled by the teachers’ unions.

People believed the lies in 2005 – we can’t afford to have that happen again this year, with  Amendment 69.  You can learn first-hand what it really is.

In a YouTube posted July 3, 2014, Kerrie Dallman, the then newly-elected president of the Colorado Education Association (CEA —  the Colorado teacher’s union),  describes how they were organizing in 2014 to get rid of the Jefferson County School Board members that the unions could not control.  Kerrie said they were getting trained organizers from 18 states to help in the recall.

Kerrie Dallman doesn’t like Tabor protecting us
from uncontrolled taxation.

Note also that Kerrie Dallman says our common problem in Colorado is under-funding — blaming it on Tabor (which requires citizens to approve or disapprove a raise in their taxes).  She would prefer if taxes could be raised without voter approval.  She says the lack of funding stops the legislature from taxing citizens to pay for big expensive education innovations.  [Boy!  am I thankful for that limit on the every-hungry-for-more-money schools.]

Tabor requires voter approval for tax increases and requires a return of surplus taxes.  Amendment 69 eliminates Tabor in connection with the proposed Colorado Single Payer Amendment 69.  Amendment 69 permits then to raise taxes with no limit!!

Amendment 69 exempts the new single-payer healthcare system from Tabor.

Amendment 69 would enable the board running ColoradoCare to raise our taxes (or fees) whenever they want to, and for the amount they choose to raise them.

Wording in Amendment 69 that gets rid of Tabor’s
(letting ColoradoCare to tax as they wish.

Page 9 of the attached copy of the text of proposed Colorado Constitutional Amendment 69 reads:



LINKS TO RESOURCES ABOUT proposed Constitutional Amendment 69

Text of Amendment 69

Wording of Tabor (The Tax-payer’s Bill of Rights)
(Amendment 69 plans to take Tabor out of our constitution):
1992-12-31_Colorado Revised Statutes–CRS_Text of The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights – TABOR

Wording in Amendment 69 to exempt
ColoradoCare and “this article” from Tabor.
Exemption–COLORADO CARE AND THIS ARTICLE FROM TABOR_Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

Past blogs and links about Amendment 69

Blog 0081_Public Schools are teaching students that Socialism is the preferred system of government_Amendment 69 in Colorado Part 1

Blog 0071_Examples of votes that gave away more freedom_More information about Amendment 69

Blog 0070_Obama for Single Payer_YouTube posted 2008_let people know about CO Amdnement 69 “single payer” “universal health care” disaster

Blog 0067_RockyMountain Heist_The Blueprint_ignorance of where socialism leads_Amendment 69 text






0080_Will Tens of Millions be “stolen” from us by dishonestly-elected Jeffco BOE members? Petition and ballot were identical lies

Donna Jack
March 7, 2015/revised Sept. 2, 2016

March 2, 2016 the message below was sent by a friend.  Just wanted you to see what is happening in our school district since the 5-person school board has been unanimously dishonestly taken over by five union-supported members.

Message received March 5, 2016

I’m writing with urgent news about the next Jefferson County Board meeting tomorrow, March 3.

“The previous JeffCo board had committed for the Jefferson County School District to pay $18 million and incur NO debt to build a new school.  Now the new board is set to approve financing $31 million to build the same school and plan to finance an addition for another school at $17 million – PLUS interest for both projects!  The board may vote on this resolution as early as tomorrow, March 3.”

We are paying dearly, because voters trusted people who told lies. Continue reading

0061_Compare the Frameworks of The 2010, 2014 and 2015 AP US History (Type #2 Education is destroying education)

by Donna Jack–published February 15, 2016

Introduction – Unions didn’t want Type #2 education revealed to the public.

This blog post was begun in July 2015, put away, partly re-written, and published now. I decided this background needed to be recorded, so that people can understand what imaginary excuse the unions concocted. They used this made-up excuse of censorship to recall 3 conservative (non-union supported) people who were the majority board members on the Colorado Jefferson County School board at the time. These three school board members were John Newkirk, Julie Williams and Ken Witt.  The unions were mad that they had lost control that they had held over the school district for decades!

This article briefly explains the APUSH ( Advanced Placement U.S. History) Frameworks from 2010, 2014 and 2015, the later two of which are totally prescribed censored US history curriculum. They are Type #2 education. At the possible threat of their Type #2 curriculum  being revealed to the public, the unions falsely accused the majority on the school board of censorship (while they themselves were the censors of US History). The people making these false accusations were the Jeffco unions, paid agitators, the two democrat women on the school board (Lesley Dahlkemper and Jill Fellman) and misinformed parents and students, who had been told lies, and then parroted those lies, reacting with hatred toward the majority on the board.

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