A condo on New York’s Park Avenue. Governor Rauner bought his for $10 million.
Oh, good Lord.
Another scoop from the Sun-Times about how much money the Chicago Teachers Union has.
New rule: Corporations are people and can donate all the money they want to buy politicians. But teachers must be beggars and can’t spend a dime on political campaigns or on lawyers to defend their contract, pension and political rights.
According to its most recent filings with the Internal Revenue Service, the union had $9.8 million in cash on hand at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Eight CTU employees, including Lewis, were paid more than $100,000 that year.
That is so little in reserve to do battle with the billionaires in this state – against the resources of the Mayor and Governor and their Wall Street friends.
$9.8 million wouldn’t be enough to buy the houses Governor Rauner owns. The one he bought on New York’s Park Avenue cost him $10 million alone.
And are we supposed to be shocked that out of the entire CTU, it has eight employees who make more than $100 K.
Given the role that the CTU has played as a bulwark against the anti-union, privatization schemes of the city and state Republican and Democratic Party leadership, I’m amazed they have done so much with so little.