by Michael Becker
At this point it may just be a rhetorical beheading, but we wouldn’t put anything past NYC public school unions. They’re still mad about Mayor Bloomberg’s treatment of them, and they’re reeling from Red Bill not being able to shut down charter schools that are doing a significantly better job of serving the needs of NYC children and parents, at a much lower cost, than their union counterparts in the public schools.
A municipal union representing thousands of low-paid public school workers is launching a campaign to pressure Mayor de Blasio to pay its members a starting salary of at least $15 an hour, The Post has learned.
Local 372 says it’s outrageous that there will be school-crossing guards making less than $11 an hour and cafeteria workers making less than $14 an hour even after enactment of a new contract that runs through 2017.
The newly elected union leaders are especially miffed that numerous elected city officials are participating in protests to pressure fast-food restaurant chains such as McDonald’s to boost entry-level wages, but have been silent when it comes to government workers.
We have to pause for hysterical laughter.
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