As a teacher and as a taxpayer, I find this completely disgusting:
Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for my union and the benefits it brings, but isn't there some way to expediate this and also to keep them doing something productive? For goodness sake, they can grade papers or make copies, write lesson plans, maybe a little envelope stuffing...something!!!
It is stuff like this that makes unions look bad and creates the issues with non-union positions...Oh Lord..what next?