Loyalty to the truth rather than Unity makes for better sleeping at night... Roseanne McCosh, PS 8X, former Unity Caucus member
There are Unity Caucus people who agree with us. I know because they tell me. And I think there are more and more people in the Unity closet who would jump to the opposition if it every shows viability. I know that they never had respect for the opposition in the past, especially New Action - I watched them disparage NAC for years at Ex Bd meetings. Now that they are partners things are a little more subtle. The other night at the UFT Ex Bd meeting, there were 15 MOREistas there - the first time MORE showed up - and an interesting dialogue took place with Mulgrew that surprised a lot of people, including me. But more on that meeting later on.
Arthur Goldstein is telling the truth about Unity loyalty oaths. I can attest to the loyalty oath. I joined Unity when I was a much younger and less informed UFT member and a relatively new chapter leader. I was nominated by my DR. We even attended a meeting/dinner at a nice restaurant with Randi and her right hand man near Washington Square Park to be initiated into Unity. Not only did I sign the oath but I also distinctly remember this guy's words when he spoke.He said if we disagree with Randi, we are not bad people but we can't join Unity. I can't remember his name off hand. I signed the damn oath myself so it definitely exists.I stopped paying my Unity dues years ago and started speaking up when I realized we were being led around by the nose. Loyalty to the truth rather than Unity makes for better sleeping at night. I might still be a Unity member---who knows---who cares. ...... Roseanne McCosh, PS 8x