Mulgrew loves his retired teachers. They sing his praises at meetings and, since they are not working they ask nothing in return. He doesn't have to waste time defending them or answering their questions.
Mulgrew might be in for a rude awakening. The new bunch of retired teachers don't remember or care about the union Shanker created. They and their colleagues have long been neglected and abused by the union of today. They will be smart enough to give their support to union leaders who care about teachers. No longer will they vote UNITY without any thought to consequences.
Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to get my retro money. I just wish it wasn't on the backs of working teachers.