Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Teaching unions a thing or two

Here's a NY Post article about Senators Craig Johnson and Jeff Klein, standing up to the unions:

Two pro-charter school state senators delivered a statement to labor leaders yesterday after the unions launched a campaign against them: We stand up to schoolyard bullies!

Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) and Craig Johnson (D-Nassau) dismissed the AFL-CIO's distribution of leaflets that attack them for championing an expansion of charter schools and opposing unions on other pocketbook issues.

"If the union leadership wants to organize a protest, that is their right. But make no mistake about it: They are angry because when their special interests conflicted with the interests of taxpayers, I chose to side with taxpayers," Johnson said in a rare public rebuke of labor leaders.


Teaching unions a thing or two

State pols targeted by labor fight back

Last Updated: 5:15 AM, May 11, 2010

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