Normie's lesson of the day: A group not in power cannot win aiming for a simple majority. 60% may translate into 50-50 or worse. In other words, out-muscle them.
|Voters supporting CTU CC reso stand in support - est 25-30%.|
Stephen Sawchuk @Stephen_Sawchuk ·But just like at home where winning a majority is not enough, the Unity Caucus block voting machine (they model the block-voting Hassidic community) which controls the AFT did bit leave any stones unturned.
Press not permitted in resolutions committees, but through window it was clear only
@CTULocal1 delegates supported the tougher res. #AFT14
Having experienced Unity tactics in the last 2 conventions, the CTU crew tried to get a step ahead. One of them asked me how much earlier they should get there to gain seats near the mics. "You should have left yesterday," I said.
The CTU should have brought chains and locked themselves to their chairs - make Unity use a fork lift to get them out. Actually, I need to share some of my "I refuse to move, call the cops" stories with Chicago. Just don't move when they tell you to and invite them to call the cops. I once lay down on a table in the lobby at the DA when they told me to remove our lit. Think that is why they think I'm crazy or is it just my imagination?
I think mid-westerners are just too nice.
On the Arne Duncan reso front -- I was at Randi's press conference today where she told the press that she and I were separated at birth - some stuff only our crew in NYC will find funny. I have a tape but gist is this -- Randi is letting the members decide what to do - ho, ho, ho -- and if someone brings a reso on Arne up it will be debated -- pretty interesting in admitting in essence that she can stop any debate by calling out the Unity machine.
Stephen Sawchuk at Ed Week has a report: