Sunday, October 26, 2008

United We Browbeat

As a former Union Maid who hoped at one time to organize editorial freelancers, I usually find it hard to criticize unions, but the NYSUT has outdone itself this season in sleazoid political maneuvering. First they withheld all endorsements from incumbents, which I actually thought was a rather understandable stance. Then they worked a deal with Skelos and Smith in the Senate to get them to say that they would block any attempt at post-election "give-backs" (read: "take-backs"). Finally, they came out in support of all 30 GOP incumbents. I missed this when it happened, but Larry Cummings remarked on it at our BOCES session this week.

I wonder: What do they suggest we give up to maintain funding levels of the schools?

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