What you explaining about backrooms deals is nothing new.<quoted text>
You can't corrupt Unions any more. They did it to themselves. It's just a smaller form of government. Back room deals that line the pockets of the Union negotiators. They don't give a shit about the workers. They never did and they never will. There are no "good" Unions. SEIU is the worst followed closely by the AFT. You have good young teachers coming out of college with great ideas who think they're going to make a difference. Then they find out that they get to pay off their student loans by being a whore for the Teachers Union.
They need to be broken and it needs to start now.
As to AFT , i have problem with Seniority VS Educational merits ; based pay of good vs BAd teachers .
But you should do research about SEUI help workers to get Back pay... else who gonna represent them? Who help made the US Middle Class? Who help when the workers are abused? Who helped workers to make a decent wage , and get decent health care package ...? Who Help in getting compensation for workers who got hurt on the job ? Who help in educate in protecting workers from bad labor practice and help filing claims that got hurt unsafe work environment ... The crooked Business owners and Corporations will try to abuse workers who undereducate about labor laws... Most of lower working class , are not educated beyond highschool degree and/or some don't have money to to fight those crooker monolitic monsters, so who gonna represent this underclass... so