My chapter and I are with Jeff on this one ...Brooklyn HS CL
I started running this delicious account between Jeff Kaufman, Charlie Turner and other CLs in the Brooklyn HS district. (See Part 1: Jeff Kaufman to UFT on Day of Action: You guys are kidding, right?) Part 3 is coming later.
Read this and tell me how you can stay away from the rally outside the UFT DA this Thursday starting at 3:30 and continuing I hope throughout the meeting as a way to urge the delegates to vote NO. The UFT is telling people there may not be a vote if there is no agreement and then the meeting will focus on actions to counter the expected assault on the union for losing the money. My sense is that it is not in the DNA of Unity to stand up to such an onslaught.
Remember what Peter Goodman said in his blog that compared MORE to the tea party for resisting the eval (Unity Hack Peter Goodman Compares MORE to Tea Party for Opposing Any Deal on Evaluation):
The union must satisfy the membership and the mayor the public at large – especially the print media and the pro-(de)reform factions, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and StudentsFirstNY, the Rhee klaven.Yes, of course the union must satisfy Rhee and ed deformers ESPECIALLY more than the members (and note how Goodman uses the ed deform term I created -- I won't charge him). So do you think they have the spine to stand up, especially since Randi has at least one foot in their camp?
Better than Tele Nova, here is part 2 where Jeff responds to Turner's email which you can read below his response.
Thanks, Charley for your openness and willingness to engage in debate. Of course Chapter Leaders should only be instructed by one group. You provide a wonderful open forum. That’s why I make sure to attend every meeting. The Delegate Assembly is a sham and you know it. Randi used to use a phony Roberts’ Rules to stop debate; now Mulgrew just rams his crap through. The leaders who chair Delegate Assemblies have no interest in open debate and will do everything in their power to prevent debate and marginalize delegates with an opposing view. They even curtailed members’ right to speak to the Executive Board.------
If you honestly believe what I write are rants you are more out of touch than I thought. Who elected you? Who do you represent? When I first became a Chapter Leader we elected District Reps. Randi stopped the practice and you have been beholden to the wrong end of the Union ladder…the top.
Our members cannot be trivialized. Our Chapter Leaders understand what is going on and despite a few that drink the Kool-Aid they actually work in the schools and know how bad it is. You will not be able to silence them any longer.
Best, as always,
Aspirations High School
Jeff,Poor Charley, otherwise known in these parts as a POS, now has to modify how he distributes his Unity propaganda.
Once again, I am not interested in listening to your rants. I asked you not to use my distribution list for such a purpose and now you have forced me to alter my communication with my chapter leaders. My distribution list is exclusively dedicated to communicating important information to my chapter leaders. It is not to be use by you to spread you bile. The place for debate is on the floor of the delegate assembly and in the blogs that are available for all those interested in reading and expressing their own opinions. I provide is timely information for chapter leaders to help them execute their position effectively and to provide the union’s message to them. Your messages are divisive and your motive is disgusting.
Charley Turner, UFT District Rep
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