As usual, union members are paying for the lavish lifestyles of union leaders. This time, it's the teachers who are getting screwed.
From Fox News: Teachers across the country face pay freezes and possible layoffs,
but the heads of the two biggest teachers unions saw their pay jump 20
percent last year, to nearly half a million dollars apiece.
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten's pay
jumped to $407,323 between 2010 and 2011, while her counterpart at the
National Education Association, Dennis Van Roekel, got a raise to
$362,644. Factor in stipends and other paid expenses and Weingarten took
in $493,859 and Van Roekel $460,060 for 2011.