As we continue to roll out our campaign to publicize the damage done by the Newark Teachers Union, we stopped by NTU headquarters today to pick up copies of their most recent tax documents. The IRS requires labor unions (and all other non-profits) to turn over their tax documents for “public inspection” upon request. And according to IRS regulations, anyone who asks for the forms in person is entitled to receive copies the same business day. The forms even say “open to public inspection” right at the top.
So, when we politely asked for a copy of their tax forms, you can guess how the union responded.
After telling us they didn’t care what the law said and to “get the f*** out,” one union boss told us:
“If I smash your f***ing head in with this toolbox, nothing would happen to me. I’d have a blanket and a cup of coffee, and be out [of jail] in half an hour.”
It is illegal to refuse to turn over public tax forms — the federal fine can go as high as $10,000. Let’s hope they don’t hold out and saddle their own members with that fine.