Sunday, May 08, 2016

People I Am Voting For.


























Here are the people I am voting for and the caucus they are affiliated with.

Leadership Positions

Francesco Portelos..........President..................Solidarity
Camille Eterno................Secretary...................MORE/NAC
Carol Ramos-Widom......Assistant Secretary.....MORE/NAC
Mel Aaronson.................Treasurer...................UNITY
Gregory Distefano..........Assistant Treasurer....MORE/NAC
Mindy Rosier..................Vice President.............MORE/NAC 
Lauren Cohen.................Vice President............MORE/NAC
Nelson Santiago.............Vice President.............MORE/NAC
James Eterno..................Vice President............MORE/NAC
Christine Gross..............Vice President.............MORE/NAC
Carmen Alvarez.............Vice President.............UNITY

Executive Board 

Patrick Walsh....................................................MORE/NAC
Kit Wainer.........................................................MORE/NAC
Julie Cavanagh..................................................MORE/NAC
Angela Artis.......................................................UNITY
Jeff Kaufman.....................................................MORE/NAC
Peter Lamphere.................................................MORE/NAC
Michael Shulman................................................MORE/NAC

Michael Schirtzer................................................MORE/NAC
Arthur Goldstein.................................................MORE/NAC
Jonathan Halabi..................................................MORE/NAC

Delegates

Richard Covelli.................................................MORE/NAC
Leory Barr.......................................................UNITY
Joseph Kessler.................................................UNITY
Washington Sanchez.......................................UNITY
Norman Scott..................................................MORE/NAC
Jia Lee.............................................................MORE/NAC
August Leppelmeier........................................MORE/NAC
Harris Lirtzman...............................................MORE/NAC
Ellen Fox.........................................................MORE/NAC
Peter Zucker...................................................MORE/NAC
Paul Millstein...................................................MORE/NAC
John Giambalvo..............................................MORE/NAC
Amy Arundell..................................................UNITY
Michael Sill......................................................UNITY
Rona Freiser...................................................UNITY
Bernard Schwimmer.......................................UNITY
Gary Rubinstein..............................................MORE/NAC

Of course, whomever I voted for in the Leadership and Executive Board positions I also voted for them as delegates as well.  Moreover, if I know the person and didn't vote for that person, its because I don't like what that person did in his or her official position.  Finally, if I don't know the person by reputation, I didn't vote for them. 


Regardless who you vote for, please vote





25 comments:

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the principal at Clinton High School that was in the NY Post for like three days straight? Bundle of evidence, etc.? The one who was a former deputy chancellor? Hahahahaa, think he has some dirt on the DOE? Untouchable. Love it!

TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew) said...

Nothing happens to administrators. Ever. Look at John Bowne...TWO SEXUAL HARASSMENT settlements and he still has his job. Not one, TWO. No other evidence is needed.

Anonymous said...

Got my election form in mail. It says on bottom if you'd like to vote for either More or Unity you can mark the box and just bypass anything else. Thats exactly what I did along with my wife and her sister and pretty much all our friends and co-workers. Unity!

Chaz said...

I guess some of us rather vote for the person rather than the caucus and take our time making the right choice.

Anonymous said...

If your choices were elected, the first thing they would do is convene exec board and vote to remove Portelos as President. They'd leave him nominally in the office, but grant all real power to the leader of whatever caucus had a majority. Assuming MORE, the exec board would hire Jia as COO. So, your plan, while interesting, collapses in the real world. I voted UNITY. Mulgrew has the experience and the brass for the job. Jia's a lightweight, albeit a serious professional, and your choice is a narcissist. Strange that u don't see it.

NYCDOEnuts said...

Yay for Unity! Yay for a contract that gives me part of my raise years later!! Yay for givebacks on healthcare! Yay for givebacks on jobs protections!! Screw progress!! Let's keep Unity-fied!!!!

Chaz said...

Anon 5:01

Actually Leroy Barr is the real power behind UNITY caucus. Mulgrew is a figurehead who cares little about his members. Instead Mulgrew wants to curry favor with De Blasio and Farina.

Anonymous said...

I have great respect for Chaz. He doesn't mindlessly check a box on different colored ballots like they do in the third world but reasonably considered what was best for him.

I might disagree with some of his choices but I support his right to choose who he believes makes our lives better.

Anonymous said...

Unity supports Hillary....I vote against Unity.

James Eterno said...

If Chaz's choices came to be elected, it would be a bigger mess than the Republican party today. However, the comment is right that Portelos with virtually no support on the Executive Board would have no power. As for people voting Unity, this is why we are treated so poorly in the schools. We keep reelecting the same people who agreed to take away most of our rights. MORE-NEW ACTION all the way. It is the only sane choice as VP elementary school candidate Lauren Cohen says.

Anonymous said...

Just got my UFT ballot. There is an option to vote for one slate but there is no box for Solidarity - only MORE and Unity. I wonder why?

Chaz said...

James:

I vote for the person and not the party. I voted for Portelos because he understands the ATR issue and is a supporter of "teacher justice" and not that "social justice" bullshit that Jia Lee supports. Had you, Arthur, or Jonathan been the Presidential candidate, my decision what have been different.

Anon 1:29

Solidarity is not listed because the caucus failed to get enough members to obtain a slot on the front page and is one of the major reasons I didn't vote for any of them because of their lack of outreach.

Francesco Portelos said...

I'll get the executive board to fall in line. Don't worry.

Unity isn't loyal to Leroy, they're loyal to their staffing and jobs.

They'll fall in line with what's best for us and our students.

Unity members are fed up too.

Bronx Teacher said...

ROTFLMFAO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is not fair, many teachers never heard of Solidarity. That puts Solidarity in a disadvantage. Very few people are going to select.Solidarity candidates.

Anonymous said...

UFT - Unity thinks that ATRs are like regular teachers, but regular teachers do not get observed when they are doing a coverage out of license. Regular teachers were appreciated this week, but not any ATRs. Some ATRs got Us in flyby observations this week by the ATR field assassins. Do you really want to see Mulgrew as president again? Or maybe he should be an ATR for a while so he knows the nonsense that is going on. VOTE FOR UFT - Solidarity because we have been in the trenches, and we are in touch with reality. Each one of you please spread the word. We need each of you to win this campaign.

Anonymous said...

Some groups of ATRs are being targeted with the hiring of new field supervisors. A lot of lawyers have been hired too taking away resources from the classroom. Other ATRs are left alone for now, but eventually they are being pushed out. How can these observations on ATRs be fair? They are not, the whole process is designed too get rid of ATRs with the blessings of UFT-Unity. It is just another misuse of resources since lawsuits are piling up, and ocercrowding is at its maiximum. Just more failing policies. Please spread the word that we cannot vote for Mulgrew again, and his defense of common core and junk science to rate teachers, they have stopped caring about teachers and they are looking the other way. They have agreed with policies that have put our beloved teachers in vulnerable situations, and incompetent/abusive adminstrators are running our schools to the ground.Vote for UFT - Solidarity because we have been in the trenches.

Anonymous said...

Solidarity is a spoiler. Do NOT vote for them.
MORE/NA all the way!!!

Anonymous said...

1:29,
There wasn't a lack of outreach, just a lack of signatures from the candidates. A detail that could have been overlooked but was not - with MORE and NA pointing their fingers at each other as the responsible party. Solidarity knows the issues, requested debates, and doesn't put a premium on social justice over teacher justice.

Anonymous said...

I like many of the MORE candidates, but Solidarity's more. Portelos is the better candidate - so I don't understand why the caucuses just didn't combine. It doesn't matter now anyway, but why all the vitriol at this point? Neither Lee nor Portelos will win.

Anonymous said...

Chaz, I was told today that I will not be hired back in September at my renewal school. I interviewed for my job about 3 weeks ago. 24 years and I will be provisionally placed in September at a school in my district and I will be observed and destroyed in the Danielson model. I'm dead. Oh well, we shall see what happens. Disgusting!

Adam said...

Have you seen this? All Unity members, and all MORE New Action members would fold like cheap suit if it was them. That's why talk is easy, action makes the difference.

What the DOE can do to vocal and veteran teachers. It can happen to you. – Educator Fights Back http://ow.ly/EmOG1002dJD

Anonymous said...

Hi Chaz,
Why are you endorsing Bad Bad LeRoy Barr? Just curious.

Chaz said...

Anon 5:02

Because he knows the inner working of the union and his institutional memory would help any new administration to navigate the terrain.

Anonymous said...

We need to change many things, but we need to start listening to teachers. VOTE FOR SOLIDARITY CANDIDATES BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN IN THE TRENCHES.