Why is the head of a labor union such a thorough partisan?

Here’s a line worth teasing out from Ted Nesi’s latest roundup column:

NEARI union leader Bob Walsh said he is considering a run, adding, “I am also weighing what is best for the Democratic Party to keep this seat in Democratic hands.”

Yes, the answer is obvious, but it’s worth pausing to ask:  Why is the head of a teacher union in the news expressing overriding concern for the interests of a particular political party?  To ask is to answer.  Perhaps that’s why the local media never asks.

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6 months ago

[…] another authorizes teachers to set classroom standards and choose their own tools.  Having such obviously partisan and political organizations as teachers unions pushing particular tools through their […]

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