“No matter where they’re good or bad, the union is not there to help our students. Don’t ever think that,” he said on the air. “The union is there for its members. To protect them. When they’re sex offenders, they protect them. When they’re criminals, they protect them. They do anything to protect then. They don’t do anything for the students. They just use the students as a ploy.”
That's some quote from the Mayor of Money.
Tell the teachers let go from the SIG schools that the union protects teachers no matter what.
They would beg to differ.
Frankly, I've seen the union throw many an innocent teacher under the bus for political expediency.
So I don't believe they protect "perverts" and "criminals".
That said, the quote really does give insight into how Bloomberg feels about unionized teachers, doesn't it?