Which side are you on? NY judges consider joining teachers' union
In a remarkable display of self-degradation, some New York State judges are considering joining the United Federation of Teachers, a highly politicized, big bucks political donor, in an effort to raise their pay. The New York Post reports:
State judges are trying to join forces with the state's largest teachers union in a campaign to get raises, The Post has learned.Maverick Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack is leading a faction of angry jurists talking to the United Federation of Teachers about putting judges under the umbrella of the local union or its Albany County-based parent, New York State United Teachers."One option is having judges affiliate with a union for political clout," Schack told The Post. "We're exploring our options."Schack -- a card-carrying member of the UFT who was once a teacher -- has been joined by another Brooklyn judge, Wayne Saitta, in recruiting colleagues to unionize in recent weeks, court sources said.
Hat tip: Cliff Thier