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That's the Unions for You

Posted by Demian Brady - June 23, 2009

In many states, the unemployment rate is reaching or exceeding 10 percent. People who want to work, can't find a way to earn a paycheck. But in NYC, around 700 teachers get paid for nothing. They get to pass the workday playing scrabble, or if it their prerogative, simply staring at a wall. According to AP, many of these teachers are in trouble for various offenses including insubordination and sexual misconduct. But, thanks to the power of unions, it is impossible to fire these clowns (sure, there are probably a few people in there who shouldn't be, but there has to be a better way of solving this problem). Instead they get to spend the day in a rubber room costing NY taxpayers $65 million a year.

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