Saturday, August 07, 2010

Maybe Milwaukee Teachers Can get Someone To Hold It For Them

In times of crisis and layoffs the union is worried about sex. Recreational sex for the most part. Hopefully, recreational sex that doesn't include students. Boy, they must be hard up.

Milwaukee teachers fight for Viagra drug coverage

With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back.

And it appears that these teachers really (really, really) need them some Viagra.

Board and union negotiators reached a deal in 2002 to cover six tablets per month for erectile dysfunction drugs in health plans that insure 10,000 employees, dependents and retirees. They quickly became popular.

By 2004, the number of claimants receiving prescriptions skyrocketed to more than 1,000 per year, costing the district $207,000. During negotiations in 2005, the board proposed eliminating the benefit and an arbitrator adopted the plan.

It's a wonder they have the time and the energy to teach. OTOH, may 'splain some of those test scores since the teachers are getting scores on their own.
Readin', writin', rithmatic and recreatin'! The new educational experience.