Skip to comments.Teachers union bigs tossed from Albany eatery (cheapskates)
Posted on 02/19/2011 3:33:03 PM PST by dennisw
Cops booted an unruly group of city teachers union officials from a posh Albany eatery after they caused a ruckus over their dinner tab.
Paul Egan, the union's political and legislative director, set off the fracas - claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn't large enough.
Egan and about two dozen other members of the United Federation of Teachers spread over three tables at the swank bistro Marché inside 74 State, a boutique hotel down the block from the state Capitol.
And with Egan apparently worked into a froth over the size of his quail in the $40 prix fixe meal, union members looked on without paying the group's bill.
Egan began shouting and demanded to see the manager. The restaurant's owner soon appeared, and pleaded with Egan to calm down, sources said.
When he didn't, restaurant staffers called the cops.
Two officers were dispatched to handle a man who was "yelling and refusing to leave," Albany Detective James Miller said.
To hustle the scene-makers out of the dining room, restaurant managers reduced the bill for the group's prix fixe dinners, Miller said.
Officers told Egan the dispute was a civil matter and ordered him to pay the bill - to which he followed up by asking if he was required to leave a tip, sources said.
"They all had to stand up and walk out the door with the cops behind them," one source said. "It was mortifying. It was like they had to slink out the door."
A source with ties to the union said it's not the first time Egan has been kicked out of a restaurant after making a scene.
"He's done this more than once, though he never got escorted out by the police before that I know of," the source said.
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Took place in Albany NY. What a bunch of cheap thugs. They are used to getting their way.
“Paul Egan, the union’s political and legislative director, set off the fracas - claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn’t large enough.”
Never had quail, Paul? Should have ordered the Duck.
TYPICAL DEMOCRAT......SCREW ANYONE YOU CAN!!! AND ACT LIKE THE THUG YOU ARE!!
What a jerk!
I don’t have to pay for my pensions and health care benefits.
Why should I have to pay for my meals?
I hear he also ordered Escargot at a French place down the street and complained about the snails on his plate.
Looks as if this fat mucker has had a LOT of free meals.
I knew a liberal betch whose favorite trick was to complain about every meal she ever ate in a restaurant. Got a lot of price reductions. And she was proud of it. Once had dinner with her, her liberal husband, and some other folks. It was embarrassing. Never again did I go anywhere with them.
On the otherhand these unionist appear to have walked the ticket and got out without paying for their meal. Hmmmmmmmm ... unionists getting something for nothing and not paying their fair share ... that's just normal isn't it?
In the future cook him a chicken but marinade it in cat piss to give it a “gamey” flavor.
I knew someone like that too. Liberal chiseler who always messed around with the wait staff and tried to get freebies and price reductions. His wife was a Federal employee
Time to change restaurant policies in Wisonsin Fur Shur.
You can only afford so much of this nonsense ~ particularly by our society's elite union leaders.
Albany is a cesspool.
Then he follows up by STIFFING THE WORKING STAFF.
LOL! Now that’s funny and no one deserves it more than this turkey.
“claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn’t large enough”.
...I usually complain about portion size before I eat. That’s just me though.
>>>>Time to change restaurant policies in Wisonsin Fur Shur.
What does a story from Albany, NY have to do with Wisconsin?
Commie union thugs. A posh Albany eatery. Quail. Hmmmmm. It’s good to be the king when you’re a commie piggy. These greedy, commie bass turds should be in jail.
“In the future cook him a chicken but marinade it in cat piss to give it a gamey flavor.”
Now that’s funny....................
Their own? You have got to be kidding me.
I wouldn't put it past some of these to be running a double scam- there on "official business" so someone else is paying the tab, get the cost reduced or the meal free, submit the original bill for expenses, pocket the difference!
What a fat prig. This is the first time I have seen donkey face head of the teacher’s union.
I am a retired member in New York State. What a disgrace.
Al Shanker was there when I did teach. He was a sweaty greasy pig. May be rest in peace.
Egan should take this up with Michelle Obama — she told restaurants to serve smaller portions. (The moron obviously thinks quail are a type of turkey.)
More entertaining material on Paul Egan and his gang of teachers union rip-off artists
I guess he should have ordered quail sometime with his parents.
Give the freak a complimentary jawbreaker. Have the dog sniff him for future reference.
trash does as trash is... and vice versa
I you think that was ‘cheap’ and you want to have some fun.
Just check his tax returns. Like all Libs, I will bet you would be surprised at what you will find.
Back in your day I doubt that liberals dominated the teacher’s union the way they do today. All kinds were teachers same as all kinds used to get plum university professorships. Now you have to be a liberal to get one in the liberal arts colleges. They only hire their own kind
BTW, really surprised to see that old fashioned stuff still going on ~ today's mobbed up unionist usually tries to stay out of the public eye by avoiding this sort of incident.
I'll bet they love his performances and in this case it earned them all a price break
"To hustle the scene-makers out of the dining room, restaurant managers reduced the bill for the group's prix fixe dinners, Miller said."
Quail, pigeon, what’s the difference? About the same size. He should have said something before he ate it. BTW, if they were at a fancy restaurant you better believe the Union dues paid for that regardless of his rant. He’ll just put in a chit and be reimbursed. His picture says it all.
Paul Egan has already sent this letter to the restaurant manager:
74 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
I write to make you aware of an incident on February 14, 2011 at your establishment.
The circumstances are these:
On the night of Feb ruary 14, 2011, I hosted a dinner for 24 colleagues. A number of untoward incidents occurred, including half the party not getting served for an hour and a half, late and rude service, drinks hot and cold spilled bny waiters and cald and uncooked meals.
Despite the rudeness shown to us by restaurant employees, and their refusal of my repeated requests to speak directly to the manager on duty, I paid the bill in full—even though the first bill presented to me was for 30 meals rather then the 25 guests who actually attended.
Let me add that the problems of that evening were entirely uncharacteristic of what my colleagues and I usually experience at your restaurant, where I generally find the food excellent, the service first-rate, and the atmosphere more than hospitable.
New York, NY 1004
This letter was found here:
Obviously, something at that restaurant by Egan’s “colleagues” set the restaurant staff off. What could that have been? Perhaps some protest exuberance carry over in an establishment that is used to more decorum?
He’s looking for a handout from the Management for their episodes. Knows he’ll be reimbursed if he made a big enough stink. But it looked good for him to “appear” as if he was paying the bill, when in fact he orchestrated the happenings in order to have his bill “adjusted”. What a scumball. He has done so before...
Don’t believe that letter. Egan and his band of .edu thieves got all liquored up and the tab rose higher and higher
Investigate and arrest members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and union bosses and Declare all States “Right to Work” states, no more forced compulsory union dues in order to keep your job.
Defund the marxist trade and government worker unions.
No one will pay union dues voluntarily.
Let the union workers give themselves a raise by not having to pay any more dues.
The next POTUS must cripple and imprison the corrupt and degenerate marxist public and private sector union leadership by declaring all States “Right to Work States”
The MUGSHOT of a True Dirtbag and Scum Specialist!
Opps! I didn’t mean to offend all the Union Thugs who have put this Dirtbag in a Union Leadership position!!
Repulsive!! This is what the Demorats want for OUR AMERICA!
We better stand up and FIGHT!!! or We are going to Loose Our AMERICA to a KENYAN VILLAGE IDIOT!!!
Yeah, and these are the very people to whom many pay dues. For what? So they can eat at luxury places and bill the Union for their food? I wonder if SEIU has a union there.
PS. Was this guy taught in a public school? What, he can’t read a menu with the prices? Or did he flunk math as well?
"The world owes us a living!"
Who do the NY Italian “bosses” back up - the local eateries or the union thugs. Just asking.
Why would a lard ass like that order a quail?
Mr. Lard ass should have ordered a 10 pound turkey!
"The Public Employees Federation - PEF is a union representing 58,000 professional, scientific, and technical state employees."
It's the only state where Unions have to belong to a State union.
I posted the following on another thread where someone had said the union members were like a well-used whore. But not sure what that meant, but is sounded good!:
“Well used whore - I think it fits very well when talking about the unions.
Does all the work and gives the money to higher ups.
Do what the higher-ups tell them, and they get treated okay.
Try to go against the higher-ups, and you get knocked down.
Dependent on the higher-ups to keep their jobs and their fix of perks.
And the higher-ups just rake in the cash and the benefits.
Hey Babe. Comn - you know I love ya!
The shadow of his @ss weighs twenty pounds.
He looked at the menu and said, "Okay!"
When he f@rts, he applauds himself.
Last time he made love he burned his rear end on the light bulb on the ceiling.
He's so fat he keeps Euros in one pocket and Pesos in the other.
Okay, I'll go back to being polite, now.
Unions are like abusive husbands. When the beaten up wife leaves he says “Why???”
I see that you have met my older brother.
I do not go out to eat with him anymore, he always tries to get something for nothing and it is embarrassing.