Sometimes you might be tempted to wonder if a story is true, it's just so wild. And even when strikes aren't the issue, you might wonder if unions can be so stridently anti-union. Seriously, though, you can't make stuff like this up:
In a move of stunning hypocrisy, the United Federation of Teachers axed one of its longtime employees -- for trying to unionize the powerful labor organization's own workers, it was charged yesterday.
Jim Callaghan, a veteran writer for the teachers union, told The Post he was booted from his $100,000-a-year job just two months after he informed UFT President Michael Mulgrew that he was trying to unionize some of his co-workers...
"I told him I want to have the same rights that teachers have," said Callaghan, 63, of Staten Island. "He told me he didn't want that, that he wanted to be able to fire whoever he wanted to."
The UFT has long strenuously resisted city efforts to make it easier for school administrators to fire teachers.
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