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AFFT in the New York Sun: Outgoing New York Teachers Union Boss Leaves Behind an Organization Deep in the Red

Americans for Fair Treatment Organizing Director Brigette Herbst was quoted by the New York Sun about New York teachers unions’ finances, which data comes from the ‘Where Do Your Dues Go’ research series:

The New York State United Teachers is $180 million in debt, according to a new analysis by a public-sector watchdog group, Americans for Fair Treatment.

“If I was paying dues under the assumption that the union was using those dues to represent me with my employers, it would be a little concerning to me that so much of that is being used for other things,” the senior organizing director of Americans for Fair Treatment, Brigette Herbst, says. “Perhaps they should focus more on those representational activities.”

Mr. Pallotta’s salary, according to the Americans for Fair Treatment report, stands at $311,615 — more than 4 times the average salary of a New York State teacher.

You can read the full article here.

Americans for Fair Treatment

Americans for Fair Treatment is a free, membership, non-profit organization designed to help public sector workers exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of coercion from unions.