CEI Weekly: Congress Bails Out State Teachers’ Unions

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>>Congress Bails Out State Teachers’ Unions
This week the House voted to funnel more federal money to public employee unions. The $10 billion “Education Jobs Fund” will be set aside to bailout state teachers’ unions, who earlier this year received $53.5 billion. Labor Policy Analyst Vincent Vernuccio slammed the bailout in his recent American Spectator op-ed, calling it “payback” for the unions’ support for Democratic candidates. Senior Counsel Hans Bader also criticized the teachers’ bailout on OpenMarket.
Read more at The Washington Examiner.

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Ryan Radia’s citation on GamePro

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