Report Forced unionization of self employed child care workers in Economic News Posted February 14, 2010 Unions strike again, this time in Rhode island, where the teacher's union in one district (avg. pay about $75,000) is asking for $90 an hour for additional work the district wanted them to do. This in a high school where 50% of the students are failing all their classes. Anyhow, the district ended up firing all the teachers at that school. [HT: Mish Shedlock] What we need today is for state governments and federal governments to roll back some of the laws that give unions their power. Kudos to that school Superintendent in Rhode Island. Reagan had the right idea when he fired the air traffic controllers after refusing to bow to their ridiculous demands. Some union members mistakenly believe that they can't be replaced. That couldn't be farther from the truth.