1,500 Teachers Paid to Do Union Business While Missing Class

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    In New York City's funny math, you get only one teacher for the price of two.

    The Department of Education pays about 1,500 teachers for time they spend on union activities -- and pays other teachers to replace them in the classroom.

    It's a sweetheart deal that costs taxpayers an extra $9 million a year to pay fill-ins for instructors who are sprung -- at full pay -- to carry out responsibilities for the United Federation of Teachers.

    With Mayor Bloomberg calling for thousands of teacher layoffs to balance the 2012 budget, critics say it's time to halt the extravagant benefit.













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    TAXPAYERS UNITE.:eusa_pray:
     
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    We condemn corporate leaders for private jets and expensive vacations, and they steal from the shareholders. This kind of practice in NY steals from the taxpayers. They are both wrong.
     
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    how's the medicare part b treating you, willow?
     
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    Which has what to do with Teachers looneytoon? :cuckoo:
     
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    Why didn't I become an English teacher instead of busting my butt 80-120 hours per week for 20 years? Check out this sweet deal from the link in the OP:


     
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    I've used medicare once in a year.. do you think I've overused it? Wanna send me all my money back so I can get off it??
     
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    doesn't matter how much you use it. it's there when you want it.

    just get rid of everyone else's benefits, right?
     
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    Is there something wrong with being on medicare part b ?
     
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    Willow, I cannot speak for the activities of these teachers specifically, or what the United Federation of Teachers is having them do, but I can say that as a Union Steward and as someone who sat on the Negotiating Team for our last Contract, there are times when Union business does need to be carried out during the regular workday. I missed probably an average of part to all of one day every two weeks for Union Business between January of 2009 and March 31, 2010 related to the negotiations for our contract.

    Without the ability to do certain (not all, but certain) business during regular work hours, Unions cease to exist as a viable entity. Whether it's negotiations, grievance hearings, etc... some of these things just cannot be done after hours.
     
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    who's benefits you talking about? the ones who don't work and get paid double dipping in New York? those ones??? I worked for mine. I never raked in one hundred grand of tax payer money while out doing union business. you wanna send me back all my money.. so I can get off your back? I'll do it.
     

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