...you don't see a problem with the fact that the NYSUT/AFT delegate, who couldn't even garner the support of her own building, likely won from votes of people who never even met her or likely even heard of her name before? Is that real democracy to you Unity folk?... BrianMust read: The Unity comment below to my post: A Day With Stronger Together.
One of the points made was how a relatively few people can set up a structure that can control the policies of 1.5 million teachers in the AFT.
James Eterno compares them to King George:
|Mike Mulgrew in drag|
Unity is the best. They are making the virtual representation argument. That is the same argument the British used in 1775 to deny the North American colonists representation in the British Parliament.Some more comments:
Virtual representation stated that the members of Parliament, including the Lords and the Crown-in-Parliament, reserved the right to speak for the interests of all British subjects, rather than for the interests of only the district that elected them or for the regions in which they held peerages and spiritual sway. Virtual Representation was the British response to the First Continental Congress in the American colonies. The Congress asked for representation in Parliament in the Suffolk Resolves, also known as the first olive branch petition. Parliament claimed that their members had the well being of the colonists in mind. The Colonies rejected this premise.