*** UPDATED x1 *** AFT President apparently unclear on agreement details
Thursday, May 16, 2013
* Earlier this week, I told you that American Federation of Teachers’ President Randi Weingarten supported the pension reform agreement between the Senate Democrats and organized labor.
She was asked about that support on Twitter…
Um, actually, that’s not true. Retirees are most definitely impacted. They’d have to choose between continuing with subsidized government health insurance or taking a reduced COLA.
* Weingarten was then forced to back down…
How the heck did she not know that retirees would be impacted before she trumpeted her own support?
*** UPDATE *** I had the following e-mail exchange with an AFT spokesperson today…
I was told by somebody else that Weingarten has been in transit and tweeting on the go. She knew that retirees were in the bill, but that the inclusion wasn’t unreasonable.