In the age of accountability, one of the more unaccountable organization is the UFT's "Unity caucus" who controls the union from top to bottom. The "Unity caucus" has ensured that nobody can seriously threaten their complete domination of the union. All leadership positions above the school's Chapter Leader are appointed by the "Unity caucus" leadership and even at the Chapter Leader level dissidents are challenged by a carefully selected opponent by the "Unity caucus" when they believe its in their best interest to win the seat. Yes, the very same "Unity" leadership that gave us Dainelson, Common Core, APPR and declared victory at every step as teacher "due process" rights were being eroded away, piece by piece.
In trying to find a similar organizational structure I stumbled upon the one that best fits the "Unity caucus", its the Borg collective from Star Trek the Next Generation TV series! Yes the scary, evil, and extremely dangerous organization who's mission is to destroy civilization, while assimilating their distinctive characteristics to make the Borg collective stronger and more powerful. Why do I think they are similar? Let's investigate.
First, there is no independent thought in the Borg collective, all decisions are controlled by the Borg Queen. When was the last time anybody in the "Unity caucus" voted against Randi Weingarten or Michael Mulgrew when they demanded that they vote in favor for their position?
Second, when a member of the Borg collective show independent thought they are expelled from the collective or re-assimilated as a more compliant drone. When a member of the "Unity caucus" disagrees with the leadership, they are expelled from the caucus or re-educated not to object. There are persistent rumors that all "Unity caucus" members will be implanted with a vinculum so that the leadership can instantly communicate internally with its caucus drones.
Third, all Borg are required to tell outsiders that "resistance is futile", while the "Unity caucus" has their own loyalty oath that must be followed at all times.
Finally, the Borg will disregard civilizations that don't have any distinctive characteristics worthy of assimilation. While the "Unity caucus" will only recruit outsiders they believe will enhanced their control over the membership. All other outsiders are unworthy of admission into their
Yes, the Borg is here in the guise of the "Unity caucus" and to all you dissidents? "Resistance is futile".