From EAG News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several members of the National Education Association are joining their counterparts in the American Federation of Teachers in pushing back against an attempt by union leadership to endorse Hillary Clinton for president.
The NEA brass is moving quickly to endorse Clinton in an apparent move to shore up Big Labor support for Hillary’s wobbling campaign.
“After months of interactions with the three candidates who chose to participate in our process [Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders], certain things became clear,” reads an email from the union, Politico reports.
“Clinton is the best positioned candidate to win both the Democratic primary and general election. She has unmatched organizational strength, ground game, and fundraising ability to defeat the candidate of the Koch brothers.”
Clinton and Sanders both received an “A” rating from the union while O’Malley was once named the union’s “Governor of the Year.”
Nonetheless, leaders want Hillary.
But it may be a different story among the rank-and-file.
The Sweetwater Education Association, an NEA affiliate in California, polled its members to see if the national union should endorse Clinton.
“Despite scouring the Internet, not a single article or blog praising a NEA endorsement of Clinton could be located,” the union’s newsletter editor notes in its latest release.
Several blogging union members are also disputing the union’s rush for an early endorsement.
Heather Poland calls the…