Randi Weingarten While New Action enthusiastically supported the UFT charters, ICE -- if I am not mistaken, a caucus in the UFT, opposed it with Michael Fiorillo leading the charge and in fact speaking against it at the DA. At a charter info meeting Jeff Kaufman, James Eterno and I attended and raised lots of issues related to the UFT charter, including some not-so hard svengali-like predictions. I believe Ed Notes and possibly the ICE blog also published critical comments.
@beth_dimino @pfh1964-be4 u criticize know the facts- @uft had a rank & file comm including all caucuses & got overwhelming support at DA mtg
We also talked about how the UFT got the space from Kathy Cashin in District 19 and how that held UFT members in Cashin controlled schools hostage.
Here is the full twitter exchange.