Thursday, March 5, 2009
Message from UFT's Weingarten: Today We Made History
And all you have to do is write a letter to a politician who can be bought by Bloomberg for a few bucks.
The pillars of building an effective, commited rank and file are informing/educating, organizing beyond short time actions, and the ability to mobilize people for effective action.
Did today's rally empower the membership or organize for further action in a meaningful way?
Did it educate them beyond the narrowest band of information? Maybe the leadership feels empowered, though I don't really see how with these one shot mobilizations.
Well, we were there anyway.
The best part for me was a group of teachers going by and one of them screamed my name. "Mr. Scott was my 6th grade teacher," she told her colleagues.
The bad news is she's been teaching for over 20 years.
Waving the banner in Les Mis
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