Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

CUF-Newark Sighting in San Francisco

Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle includes a piece from David White from the Lexington Institute detailing how typical features of teachers union contracts amount to “a staggeringly large taxpayer subsidy to teachers unions” (note that it says teachers unions, not teachers). White makes some good points (click here to read the whole op-ed), but the Chronicle threw in something extra — a photographical statement of the problem:

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For the unschooled, that’s one of our billboards in Newark, NJ, calling attention to the failings of the Newark Teachers Union. Visit for more information, including the district’s disastrously low tenured teacher termination rate.

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