A worthwhile insight into the UFT/AFT thinking on the role of unions as UFT shill Peter (undoubtably Goodman/Ed in the Apple) talks about "nimble" leadership - read this as "give ground because we don't have the ability or chops to fight them" - as he apologizes for all of Weingarten policies. If anyone thinks that this ideologue and Mulgrew are on different pages you are drinking the old K-aid.
In fact, the AFT/UFT cannot fight them because they run a top-down union without rank and file participation and in fact fear such participation because an active rank and file would see them for what they are and toss them out. So, keep 'em ignorant and barefoot.
Luckily, NYC Educator and Michael Fiorillo were there to respond.
I extracted the pertinent comments and posted them at Norms Notes:
NYC Educator and Fiorillo Debate UFT Shill Peter [Guess who and win a free tour of 52 Broadway]