Teachers’ unions in California are pushing for some of the government funds allocated to the state by recently-passed coronavirus stimulus bills to pay for teachers’ bonuses, even as the unions are still trying to keep schools shut down for as long as possible, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The money would come from both the $1.9 trillion federal bill passed by Congress, while some of it would be from the relief package most recently passed by the California legislature.
The Employee Compensation Committee of Clovis Unified School District has been planning to give bonuses of $6,000 to each teacher from the state funds provided by Assembly Bill 86. In San Juan, the school district has been talking about using similar funds to give all teachers a $1,000 bonus, while the schools’ food-service workers will receive bonuses of $300, and the superintendent will get $3,000.
These revelations constitute the latest proof that teachers’ unions are at the forefront of the fight to keep schools closed for as long as possible, despite overwhelming backlash from parents, students, and even most school districts who want to return to in-person learning. Unions across the country have made numerous unreasonable demands for various “safety measures,” all while enjoying their time off, with some going on extravagant vacations. In Los Angeles, the teachers’ union used its Facebook group to advise members to not post vacation photos on social media, in order to avoid further scrutiny.