|How about this one for lit distribution?|
Of course they also made poor Greg Lundahl sand outside with the Unity lit to be "fair" while they had 3 tables of their stuff, branded as official UFT Lit but as we know just another part of the Unity propaganda machine.
Fact is as I point out below in my response to Roseanne McCosh, we should all have a space for people to pick up lit on the way in so we can deal with the so-called "egress problem" they claim there is. Until Thursday I had pretty much my own table on the side -- out of the way where most people won't get the stuff - but at least the Weingarten ruling in 1999 in response to my raising a point of order on how they can conduct business when the DA rules require resos longer than 3 lines to be handed out to everyone -- and by the way that itself was a ruling designed to squeeze the opposition from raising stuff off the cuff. I started doing Ed Notes as my response to that rule.
But when I was a delegate I had to take part in the meetings and since so many people came in late I needed a space to leave my stuff. Then they started tossing my stuff in the garbage and I threw a fit them, even challenging one of the goons to get past me -- until Tom Pappas broke it up and Randi in essence sort of ruled in my favor -- but at that time Randi and Unity were sort of courting me.
I believe people in the opposition have been too wussy about lit distribution at meetings by telling people they don't have the right. I used to demand that right and stood my ground - even at district rep meetings - and every CL in my district used to get my lit at every meeting. DR may not have been happy but my view is he was there to serve me not me him. (Not long after Randi made the position appointed instead of elected -- and I think I actually had a shot at giving someone a run if they had an election in 2002.)
It was suggested that all my scribbling on the video I released (Video: Taking a Stand Against UFT/Unity Attempt to Ban Lit Distribution in Lobby of 52 Broadway) took away some of the impact. So here is the raw video for anyone interested:
MORE Makes a Stand As UFT Unity Tries to Bar Us From Distributing in Lobby from MORE-UFT/GEM on Vimeo.
https://vimeo.com/145725993 and the embed code at the end of this post.
Here is Roseanne's letter - and I don't need an apology - I need my distribution table back and it should be with all the other stuff they give out.
I just saw the video of your Unity goons attacking and attempting to silence Norm Scott in the lobby of 52 Broadway. I will be forwarding the video link to the UFT members in my school. Real cowardly thuggish employees you have... going after a 70 year old man like that. Egress situation? Bullshit! Unity's scared and angry because you can't control the message coming from those who oppose your decision making. Instead of open debate you seek to silence opposition by trying to intimidate them. How fascist of you. I'm surprised you didn't threaten to punch him in the face like you did with those who oppose common core. But then again, talking tough from a podium while surrounded by people ordered to protect you is quite different than participating in an actual street fight with someone who punches back. You and that big young goon who tried to put his hands on Norm should apologize to him.
Cc: PS 8 chapter leader, PS 8 delegate and Norm ScottRoseanne McCosh PS 8X