AFT’s Randi Weingarten Wages Corporate Campaign
AFT President Randi Weingarten is using corporate campaign tactics against hedge fund managers who dare oppose expanding public sector pension funds, such as the Hudson Institute. Corporate campaigns are more often waged by private sector union officials, such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spreading lies, half-truths and innuendoes about a certain business in order to destroy its reputation with the public. Falling back on Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” it’s not enough that teachers endure mandatory compulsory unionism to pay for the AFT’s liberal agenda. The AFT is out to defund any groups with opposing views. Saul Alinsky would be very proud of Randi. Sean Higgins has the story in the Washington Examiner.
Apparently Randi Weingarten has a lot of clout with some New York money managers, whom she has bullied into backing off working with ideologically conservative firms. Teachers union gets money managers to cut ties with conservative think tank (CORRECTED)
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten has managed to get New York money managers Henry Kravis and Thomas McWilliams to stop funding the free-market Manhattan Institute. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten has managed to get New York money… American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten has been targeting hedge funds with ties to right-leaning groups. Her main tactic has been to mount PR campaigns against these funds in the hopes of getting them to cut off funding to the groups.