Archive for September 30th, 2005

30th September

First Published in The New York Sun, September 30, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

When Randi Weingarten, with few options open, allowed the teachers’ contract dispute with the city to move into the “fact-finding” phase, she had every expectation that the report issued would bolster her case for raises for her members, with few contract concessions on their part. It didn’t work out that way.

This has put Ms.Weingarten and her members at a disadvantage, and could result in a continued stalemate. Ms. Weingarten is between a rock and a hard place.After choosing this course and touting the anticipated results, it must have come as a disappointment that the money isn’t what was hoped for and the givebacks more extensive than expected. (more…)