The fight for union democracy you won’t read about in the Post.


Because Fred always says it better than I ever could. No doubt. My favorite union coffee, still.

Fred Klonsky

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A month after, finally and suddenly – the Mulgrew “punch you in the face” story has made the national news.

The Daily News.The New York Post. The right-wing Daily Caller and Breibart.

Why?

Because Mulgrew’s bellicose threats to the rank-and-file fit right into their anti-union narratives of union bosses and union thugs.

In fact, the performance by the New York UFT President, laughingly egged on by AFT President Randi Weingarten, was a gift to the anti-union forces. Wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow on top.

However.

Make no mistake about whether this was actually thuggish behavior by Mulgrew.

Or whether he made this speech because he suddenly lost all control.

Based on my experience of the way leadership does things, this was premeditated thuggery.

Mulgrew showed nothing but disdain for union members who oppose corporate reform.

He clenched his fist.  He screamed and mocked those who argue that Common…

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