Friday, March 09, 2007

Gayle Fallon Team Player of the Month

The city of Houston accidentally overpaid performance bonuses to Houston teachers and are asking these teachers to return the money. Kind of crappy, but understandable. The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers Gayle Fallon, above left, doesn't think the teachers should give the money back, "If it's the district's error, then the district should bear the loss". In this one act of bad faith Fallon tells you everything you need to know about organized labor in the 21st century. Nice work Gayle. I hope the taxpayers in Houston tell you to pound sand the next time your organization asks for a pay raise.
I called the president at her Houston office, (713) 623-8891, and tried to get her side of the story and was hung up on. I called back and spoke with June who took a message for Ms. Fallon but couldn't guarantee she would get it because the office closes "in exactly 43 minutes". Union jobs must be nice to have.

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