Thursday, March 18, 2010
My Executive Board High School Selections
In my previous post I have decided to vote for James Eterno of ICE/TJC for the reasons outlined here. However, I am not a ICE/TJC member and I vote for the person not the party. Therefore, of the five people I will be voting for four are ICE/TJC members and one New Action member. My explanation for voting for the five are as follows:
Arthur Goldstein ICE/TJC: One of the most intelligent and active high school Chapter Leader who is a Gotham News contributor and has taken on the DOE time and again. Arthur is always in the forefront of getting the UFT to protect their members. His influence goes well beyond his High School and he is a tireless advocate for the teachers in he trenches.
Jonathan Halabi New Action: Jonathan is a tireless advocate for the teachers and wears many hats in his school. He has no problem representing the union when asked to go to devastated cities like New Orleans and is a real asset to the teaching profession. I was especially impressed with his defense of the bloggers against Leo Casey and accurately predicted the problems with the 2005 contract. If only the union had listened to him.
Michael Fiorillo ICE/TJC: An aggressive Chapter Leader and is in the James Eterno mode of what makes an effective Chapter Leader. Very few Chapter Leaders are as effective as Michael Fiorillo who has the respect of almost all the school staff.
Kit Wainer ICE/TJC: A founding member and past Presidential candidate who has been in the forefront of many union actions and is a tireless worker for the members.
You may disagree with my selections but I believe I am voting for the best teachers to represent the members in the classroom.