Sunday, April 21, 2019
Will Solidarity Become The Dominant Opposition Caucus?
As expected, the Unity caucus swept all the positions as the opposition caucuses could not agree with each other to form a united front. The biggest loser was MORE, who lost their moderate supporters and 58% of their vote as they moved to the extreme left. While the biggest winner is Solidarity which is becoming less of a one man show and more of a legitimate opposition. Retirees made up 46.6% of the total UFT vote.
For Solidarity to evolve into the primary opposition caucus, they must get better candidates for the mid level positions and to reach out to the retiree community. Otherwise, Solidarity will continue to spit into the wind when it comes to winning seats in the next election.
The table below are the election numbers for your information.
2019 UFT Election
Read the JD2718 blog for a complete breakdown of the votes.