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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 01:48 AM

 

Obama appoints teacher-firer Javits to resolve disputes between rail carriers and union

Recently I heard a rumor that Joshua Javits is no longer working as an arbitrator at the New York City Department of Education. All I can say to that is: great! His tenure at the Administrative Trials Unit in the DOE has been marked by extreme prejudice against teachers. A DOE insider I respect has said that he “fires everyone”, regardless of the facts of the case or the charges brought. Betsy Combier, who has sat in on more 3020a hearings than perhaps anyone, dubbed Javits as being one of those arbitrators who were “hired to fire”.

Very recently, I had the displeasure of reading one of Javits’ last decisions. This was a case of a teacher who I know and respect whose charges were absolutely bogus. I was not prepared for what I read. It was vitriolic, vicious and seemingly personal. He went through great lengths to describe the absolutely horrid nature of the teacher. In fact, the words in his decision were the exact words the DOE lawyer used during the hearing....

So where is Javits now?

Today, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order creating a Presidential Emergency Board to help resolve an ongoing dispute between major freight rail carriers and their unions.


That is right freight rail carriers of America, guess who is coming to dinner? The Montgomery Burns of arbitrators will have a hand in determining the future of your career. Just hope that he does not hate you as much as he hates educators. If he does, just hope that the other arbitrators on the board will outweigh whatever invective he throws your way.

http://theassailedteacher.com/


Footnote: Warren Buffett & Bill Gates are heavily invested in rail/freight.

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Reply Obama appoints teacher-firer Javits to resolve disputes between rail carriers and union (Original post)
HiPointDem Sep 2012 OP
msongs Sep 2012 #1
elleng Sep 2012 #2
HiPointDem Sep 2012 #3
elleng Sep 2012 #4
HiPointDem Sep 2012 #5
elleng Sep 2012 #6
HiPointDem Sep 2012 #7
kalvin Sep 2012 #8

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 01:55 AM

1. obama getting his romney on nt

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 03:20 AM

2. Too bad we can't read the arbitrator's decision,

just invective on the part of 'assasiled teacher.'

FYI, we are ALL heavily invested in rail freight.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:15 AM

3. we are? where's my dividend checks, then?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 01:43 PM

4. Dividend checks NOT the only way to benefit from business success, you know.

Buffett owns BN now, continues to see that its run well and providing good service across the country, so we benefit by receiving stuff it hauls to all the entities who directly receive stuff. We also may receive 'dividend checks' from some of those entities.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 01:46 PM

5. you said we were all *invested* in them. no, we're not, albeit we may receive benefit from

 

the fact they exist.

but not as much as the actual investors.

ps: have you walked any railroad tracks lately? shocking.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 02:16 PM

6. Expensive to maintain rail infrastructure.

'Short lines' have a rough time, large transcontinentals spend large sums maintaining infrastructure.

Yes, I have walked rail tracks recently, those of a CSX spur line in my neighborhood. They spend time and money maintaining those lines, and they look pretty good.

Difficult if not impossible to compare on a scale 'dividend' benefits with benefits to society in general of having efficient freight rail system.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. csx runs through here too. shocking. it's the main line that runs down the west coast.

 

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we're not all 'invested' is the point, anymore than we're all invested in walmart (which is a major beneficiary of freight).

we may receive benefit, but not as much as the waltons do.

the benefit we receive is basically access to goods, something that even ancient people via trade routes with ships & camels. we have better goods, and more, but that's the limit of our benefit.

and only to the degree that we have $$$ to pay for them.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 12:39 AM

8. That's great

 

That's great

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