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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2017 04:06 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/28/2017 04:06 PM
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Regarding the Threatened Teachers Strike ~ Opinion, By Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA...Regarding the threatened teachers strike. Sometimes we forget that threatening harm, such as a strike, is a form of extortion which is defined as: "The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right." In this case, the victim seems to be the taxpayer. How many parents would want their children taught by a teacher who condoned extortion?




If we would again teach civics in the schools, both teachers and students could learn that the fundamental law in society is to keep your agreements and respect the rights of others. From this comes common law and sometimes political law.

Our Constitution, with great wisdom, defines human rights as "life, liberty and property". Perhaps our founding fathers in creating our Constitution discovered for the first time in human history, the perfect blend of morality and historical wisdom.

Bottom line, if you do not agree with your employer and can not resolve the issues, you should find work elsewhere - but never resort to extortion.

Albert J. Segalla
3253 Arrowhead Street
Copperopolis, CA 95228
(209) 785-1491
alsegalla1@gmail.com


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-28 16:10:07   By: Anonymous
 
Liberal nannies. Calaveras is quite possibly the worst group of teachers I have seen in my life.

Pay them less.

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    Re: Pajama boys in safe spaces.
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 16:13:25   By: Anonymous
     
    That' mean!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 17:32:24   By: Anonymous
     
    I doubt you spent a lot of time in school. Al's misguided missive misses the point: Striking is how employees negotiate business with an employer that fails in negotiations. This is what unions are for...standing up for the employees.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-28 19:48:51   By: Anonymous
       
      That is easy for you to say .. Strike is not extortion and you really have no right to say anything as you are in a different school district. What a small mind you have ! Our teachers educate our children and Class size reduction is not at all about money! Our teachers love their kids enough to want to offer the very best education to those in their care! All of those in public education deserve a warm hug and support from each and everyone of us .

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 19:49:33   By: Anonymous
     
    WRONG... look at the record

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-28 20:17:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey Al Segalla shut the F UP. I'm for one are really tired of your rhetoric. Get a life dude!

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    Shut the hell up, Al. No one cares what you think
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 21:11:31   By: Anonymous
      Edited By: thepinetree
    On: 2017-09-29 18:07:29
    language

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-28 20:23:52   By: Anonymous
 
Nonsense as usual from Al. According to his opinion all workers are at the complete control of the boss class. Workers have no roghts to any level of safety, hours, pay, or other working conditions. Workers should be slaves to the owner class which could xo spire to hold workers at the lowest level. That philosophy is what is found in third world countries where people live and work for poverty wages in dangerous conditions

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-29 13:31:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Exactly! Saved me the trouble of schooling idiot Al.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-28 20:40:10   By: Anonymous
 
Does Al even know what the teachers are asking for? They will look out for the interests of the kids, and through the union, be able to leverage some form of mutual agreement. Hopefully it is a win-win. We want and need to maintain quality teachers who are attracted by a good, competitive salary and contract!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 20:53:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Amazing, Al was the only one to sign his name to his opinion, I respect that...

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-29 13:36:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Well, Al has no reputation or respect to lose, so I guess he risks little by putting his name on his screwy ideas.

      All he does is ignore the rulings of SCOTUS and the entire history of organized labor and the rise of the middle class in the US. Someone should give him a grade school book on US history. He needs to quit living in his head and put some actual information in it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-28 21:02:24   By: Anonymous
 
teachers is the scum of the earth! They try and tell you nothing to hold a ya back! spred liberal bs and just give out detensions and sit and collect my hard earned money!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 21:08:26   By: Anonymous
     
    "teachers is the scum of the earth! They try and tell you nothing to hold a ya back! spred liberal bs and just give out detensions and sit and collect my hard earned money!"

    I don't even know where to start...
    Did you READ what you typed before you posted it? It doesn't even make sense.
    And I doubt you're making any "hard earned money" as you can barely string a sentence together.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-28 21:41:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Can I, mambo dog-face through the banana patch?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-28 22:03:34   By: Anonymous
     
    For Christs sake Al....buy some new clothes. Maybe even some new shoes. Start with a new jacket.

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      Mr. Segall did not do his civics homework.
      Posted on: 2017-09-28 23:44:56   By: Anonymous
       
      The U.S. Constitution protects and U.S. public policy encourages the right of workers to unionize. Despite the corporate media and conservative critics that serve the interests of the wealthy and their dishonest attempts to demonize organized labor, the truth is that the government has the power to regulate and pass laws enforcing labor relations and collective bargaining rights. Moreover, this country embraces those rights as a public policy. If you do not believe me, try doing some homework. Okay, you are uninterested in doing homework.....because you were too lazy and stupid as a child to learn how to do your homework after school. So you turned into a badly educated right wing fool. Must've been some great teachers in the 1940's....

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-28 22:40:06   By: Anonymous
 
So the district is already being run at a deficit, but the teachers want a 7 percent raise every year? Are they willing to cut back their sky high pensions? Seems like the only thing they are teaching the kids is the meaning of the word greed. And this on the day when CA test scores are released showing less than half the kids at grade level for English and just over a third at grade level for Math. Get better at your job and then we can talk about a raise.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-09-29 04:19:18   By: Anonymous
     
    Giving raises to the good teachers might be beneficial to the system if at the same time we could give pink slips to the bad ones. Sooner or later we'd probably have a pool of well-paid, quality teachers. The tenure system in place now just rewards mediocrity and you'll always get more of whatever you reward.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-09-30 10:28:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Thanks for your post and thank God for a little common sense.

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Dear God, Mr. Segalla....your ignorance of our Constitution is astounding!
Posted on: 2017-09-28 23:34:44   By: Anonymous
 
Extortion?! What in the world is wrong with you? Did you take basic civics at school? Did you pass?! The U.S. Supreme Court has observed that collective bargaining with government is not a fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution, but rather a matter subject to state law. In the 1979 case Smith v. Arkansas State Highway Employees, Local 1315, the U.S. Supreme Court firmly upheld a workers’ First Amendment right to join a union:

"The First Amendment protects the right of an individual to speak freely, to advocate ideas, to associate with others, and to petition his government for redress of grievances. And it protects the right of associations to engage in advocacy on behalf of their members."


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Al Segalla
Posted on: 2017-09-29 00:45:15   By: Anonymous
 
Is heavily influenced by the reptilians.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-09-29 13:15:51   By: Anonymous
 
Al, could you bring me a piece of pie for dessert ? Thanks

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    Top Top People Another Resigned
    Posted on: 2017-09-29 17:59:47   By: Anonymous
     
    When presidential candidate Donald Trump traveled across the country to make the case for his presidency to the American people, he promised time and time again that he would find the ”best and most serious people” to come into his administration. He was going to drain the swamp of Washington and bring in the “top, top people.”

    So much winning folks Right?

    Most corrupt administration ever. The swamp is tRump and his cronies.

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      Re: Top Top People Another Resigned
      Posted on: 2017-09-29 19:29:30   By: Anonymous
       
      yeah but he's going to abolish obama care right? and mexico is going to pay for the wall wait, right after they rebuild mexico city. 0 for 2 and yet some say he's going to make america great again, okay when soon very soon believe me, ha. and al what did you do for a living. Unions are only as strong as their membership.

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