Monday, January 5, 2009
The Union Is Useless...
...was a comment I heard repeatedly today while handing out the ICE leaflet on ATRs at a school slated to close. When I mentioned the union, teachers just laughed.
What coulda/shoulda/woulda happened with a union that was not laughable? Concerted action at all schools simultaneously.
Instead, the union is part of the DOE ATR creating machine.
An ICE committee is reaching out to ATRs and putting their situation in the context of closing schools based on high stakes testing and the UFT sellout of seniority. The committee is meeting this Wed. Jan 7 at the Skylight Diner 34th St and 9th Ave at 5 pm. We will be preparing a leaflet and are open to input. Come on down.
Remember, Ich Bin Ein ATR