Release Time: Diverting Public Resources to Unions

May 11, 2015 | Commentary by Commonwealth Foundation
  • Release time allows government employees to take a leave of absence from their jobs to perform union work.
  • Many government employees working for the union are paid by taxpayers while still accruing benefits as if they were working in the public sector.
  • In the School District of Philadelphia, up to 63 employees can perform union work while still accruing publicly-provided benefits.