After a bit of research it comes as no surprise that the American Federation of Teachers, partnered with the Buffalo Teachers Federation, is the same alliance that sponsored the communist and socialist-backed One Nation Rally.
The Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority found that last year’s costs for elective procedures such as chemical peels and other skin treatments were up $8 million over 2004′s $1 million tab for cosmetic surgery.
The procedures, provided under the teachers’ union contract, accounted for 9 percent of the district’s total spending on health benefits for employees and retirees, The Buffalo News reported Thursday.
About 10,000 school employees are eligible for the benefit. District officials said teachers or their dependents accounted for 90 percent of the approximately 500 people who received cosmetic surgery last year.
Board of Education member Christopher Jacobs said the cost increase “smacks of abuse” and is asking the district and the city comptroller to investigate.
And this tidbit from the Buffalo News,
Most procedures were performed by eight doctors, the newspaper said, including one who billed the district $4.3 million.
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Buffalo Teachers Federation*
271 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14201
(716) 881-5400 or (716) 884-1115
Buffalo Schools Board Of Education
712 City Hall Buffalo, New York 14202
(716) 816-3500 or (716) 816-3570
Buffalo Public Schools
65 Niagara Sq # 712, Buffalo, NY 14202-3307
California spends $578 million on one school: HERE