Wednesday, September 21, 2016
More Transparency On The Executive Board, Thanks To The Opposition Caucus.
One of the more significant changes that has happened since the UFT elections was the election of the MORE/New Action coalition for the high schools. The result is there will be more transparency as Executive Board member Arthur Goldstein, will be blogging on the issues discussed. Moreover, with people like Jonathan Halabi (New Action) and Mike Schirtzer (MORE). We now have advocates who will represent our interests and not the disconnected union leadership.
Unfortunately, the opposition caucus, will be regularly outvoted by the "Unity" slugs who will vote on whatever the leadership wants since they all take the "Unity oath". However, at least the membership will be informed in advance the shenanigans the union leadership will use to try to hide controversial issues from them. Maybe now the union leadership will think twice before they impose terrible contracts, change the rules like the ATR agreement, and fail to protect the membership due to vindictive principals.
Let's all hope that with more transparency it will result in a more receptive and responsive union.