Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EIA Intercepts: AFT Set to Take Over Florida Local - lack of democracy an issue -- HA!

Over the years we have had an AFT takeover of the United Teachers of Dade and the Broward Teachers Union, followed by a Florida Education Association takeover of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association. But it must be getting too cold at AFT headquarters this winter, so union administrators headed south to oversee the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association because it is in “a serious state of dysfunction.” .... EIA, Feb. 2015.
The Florida Education Association believes local president Diana Moore and her supporters are “coalescing control of the union in themselves at the unfortunate cost of a democratic union.”.... Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha
Boy, ya think the same charges can be made against Unity Caucus and MulGarten here in NYC?

Mike Ianucci is on the Florida case - I like his stuff even if it is anti-union libertarianism-based - I hung out with Mike at the press table at the 2004 AFT convention in Washington DC. At that convention we began to hear about dissidence between the AFT and the teacher union in Puerto Rico - I remember a leaflet being given out. Mike began to report on events there, as I did. Puerto Rican Teachers Union (FMPR) and the AFT

AFT takeover stories of locals since they involve some levels of goonism. I chronicled takeovers in Oregon and Puerto Rico over the years. Here are some links to the Oregon nurses union story.
Here is Mike's story from the other day.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 11:47 AM PDT
Back in February, the American Federation of Teachers sent a monitor to oversee the operations of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association in Florida due to “a serious state of dysfunction.”
Now the AFT executive council has reportedly voted unanimously to conduct a hearing into whether to establish a trusteeship over the troubled local.
The Florida Education Association believes local president Diana Moore and her supporters are “coalescing control of the union in themselves at the unfortunate cost of a democratic union.”
If that’s the standard then there will be an awful lot more trusteeships to come.
For her part, Moore is challenging the action, claiming it is based on “bias and defamation of my character.”

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