New York’s Teacher Union Officials Spent $4.8 Million on Lobbying
New York state and city teacher union bosses spent almost $5 million, more than any other lobbying group, in 2013. New York state law allows for mandatory monopoly bargaining and compulsory unionism. Agency fee deductions are mandatory and automatic, not negotiable, upon certification of the exclusive bargaining representative. That means every New York teacher must either join or support the national, state and local union with forced dues.
Carl Campanile has the story in the New York Post.
New York’s teachers get an A grade — for lobbying.
The state and city teachers unions spent a combined $4.8 million trying to influence legislation in 2013 — tops in the state, according to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.