Sunday, February 27, 2011

So maybe not all public employees are overpaid... but....

This article discusses the NYC schools where 1500 teachers are paid their full salary to only teach some of the day and then spend the rest of their day on union activities. In this group there are 40 teachers who work only one class and then spend the rest of the day on the taxpayers dime working on union business where they are also paid by the union. How is this not a conflict of interest? And based on the examples in the article these are some of the best paid teachers in the city. One specific teacher they use as an example makes $100,000 a year to teach one class a day plus an additional $50,000 by the union. Now that is overpaid, no matter how you slice it! How do negotiators let things like this happen? I wonder if these negotiators are former teachers who moved into administration? That would explain some of the sweetheart deals. Talk about corruption.

1 comment:

  1. And then there are those teachers paid $100,000 a year in New York City to sit in a "rubber room" all day rather than in class because they have disciplinary actions against them - they aren't allowed in the classroom, and the union won't let them be fired. In some cases they are working a second job while sitting in that rubber room. One guy has been in there for 13 years now. Just ridiculous.

    Roland Pierre, N.Y. Teacher, In Rubber Room for 13 years, Pulls in Almost $100,000 in Salary and Benefits

    That's from the Huffington Post believe it or not. Even those leftists know it's wrong.