Monday, August 16, 2010

Unioniz'n For Me, But Not For Thee

How toxic are public sector unions? They are so bad that an employee of the United Federation Of Teachers who sought to unionize the union's staff was summarily dismissed. This from the NY Post:

In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees -- for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization's own workers, it was charged yesterday.

Jim Callaghan, a veteran writer for the teachers union, told The Post he was booted from his $100,000-a-year job just two months after he informed UFT President Michael Mulgrew that he was trying to unionize some of his co-workers.

"I was fired for trying to start a union at the UFT," said a dumbfounded Callaghan, who worked for the union's newsletter and as a speechwriter for union leaders for the past 13 years. . . .

Heh. And you know what - I don't blame the United Federation of Teachers at all. They of all people know how truly toxic such unions are.

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