Immediate Answer to the UFT Ad"Keep Great Teachers"
In the past the unions had the TV niche of public lobbying Albany all to them self. Last year business leaders formed the Committee to Save New York to answer the unions monopoly on public lobbying during budget negotiations. Kathryn Wylde Partnership for New York City is pushing this group. The answer to the UFT ad is coming from Joe Klein group Education Reform Now, which has the same mission as the Committee to Save New York. The ad Keep Great Teachers is now running on TV.
UFT Attacks the mayor for opposing the millionaires tax and for his support for repealing of the “last in, first out” rule for laying off teachers. The ad does not mention that the governor also opposes the millionaires tax. It is interesting that the UFT is attacking mayor who has no role in preventing state budget cutbacks. The mayor was bitch slapped by Cuomo's budget people and told by Senator Adams that why should the senate democrats back you when you spent a million dollars to give the senate majority to the Republicans, in his visit this week. The union has decided to hit Bloomberg in a sort of triangulation attack policy, to allow them to get the message to the new governor without getting into personal attacks on the new governor. The UFT also is attempting to cash in on mayor mess up of the xmass snow storm. If the NYSE is purchased by a German company as expected the UFT will have to find another tax because a lot of million dollar finance jobs will be cut by the merger. * Teachers' Union Ad Blasts Mayor Over School Funding (NY1) * Teachers' union spot bashes Bloomberg over 'Last In/First Out' criticism (NYP)
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Meeks' Secret Fund Raiser
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NYP Vs. Daily News
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Wall Street Goodfellas
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