Wednesday, July 26, 2017

UFT Update: Internal Wars - Engler and Schoor

Engler is still employed and makes $215,447 a year... NY Post - UFT director sends scathing emails with typo to secretary
Engler is the power behind the throne at UFT & Mulgrew defers to her .... anonymous
The NY Post has a story about emails from a year ago from Ellie Engler complaining about Howie Schoor's comments to Bronx staffers.
“I had a disturbing meeting with the Bronx folks about what you said to them,” Engler wrote last August in an e-mail to Schoor that was copied to UFT boss Michael Mulgrew and other top personnel. “They reported that you said, everyone hates Ellie and I am getting in your way to do the work you want to do.” 
A year ago I reported:

Mulgrew Removes Brooklyn Borough Rep Debbie Poulos - Was She too aggressive on certain abusive principals?

Insiders blamed Engler and some of her cohorts for Poulos' removal. Howie Schoor was Poulos' mentor and supporter.

Engler was a Randi implant and is viewed as her agent within the UFT. Note this comment on that blog post:
Of course Engler is her agent. She is not even a UFT member and was made one of the Direcor's of Staff because she was Randi's roomate in college. You can't imagine how hated she is by UFT staff.
Did Howie Schoor, who is now the union secretary and former Brooklyn and Bronx borough leaders -- and makes an equivalent salary as Ellie Engler --  leak these emails or did he forward them to someone who did? Little birdies in Unity Caucus have been chirping. Funny how much the Post puts emphasis on a typo clearly due to a computer error. What idiots at the Post.

My report last year
There is speculation that Poulos had stepped on some toes in the UFT hierarchy who have especially close relationships with officials in the Farina's DOE administration who are unhappy with UFT officials who are considered too aggressive. There are rumored names of those in the UFT hierarchy who had it in for Debbie but at this point that info is not confirmed...
As I said, Howie was Debbie's mentor and boss at the Brooklyn office before being moved to the Bronx to clean up a major mess there. (Note that Amy Arundell is replacing the retiring Rona Freiser at the Queens office -- where there was also a bit of a mess).

You might note that with the pressure MORE and New Action has been putting on the UFT leadership -- they seem to have been more aggressive with abusive principals and superintendents. Howie and Debbie were known to be advocates of that policy.

I reported a  year ago--
There is speculation that Poulos had stepped on some toes in the UFT hierarchy who have especially close relationships with officials in the Farina's DOE administration who are unhappy with UFT officials who are considered too aggressive. There are rumored names of those in the UFT hierarchy who had it in for Debbie but at this point that info is not confirmed 
Insiders told me that Engler forms a troika of sorts in the hierarchy- I forget with whom - I think these emails possibly confirm that Engler did play a role in Poulos' removal.

By the way -- Engler's claims -- she was never a teacher -- she has devoted her life to the union pales in comparison to Howie's career -- he has been in the UFT since the Civil War.

Read my post of a year ago here.
Below is the full NY Post article.


http://nypost.com/2017/07/25/uft-director-sends-scathing-emails-with-typo-to-secretary/?utm_source=Master+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=11f8acdda7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_26&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_23e3b96952-11f8acdda7-50235905

UFT director sends scathing emails with typo to secretary

United Federation of Teachers Director of Staff Ellie Engler blasted union Secretary Howard Schoor for his “deviceiveness” — a badly botched spelling of “divisiveness” — in a pair of scathing e-mails obtained by The Post.

“I had a disturbing meeting with the Bronx folks about what you said to them,” Engler wrote last August in an e-mail to Schoor that was copied to UFT boss Michael Mulgrew and other top personnel. “They reported that you said, everyone hates Ellie and I am getting in your way to do the work you want to do.”

In a separate e-mail to Mulgrew that also was copied to a slew of UFT staffers, Engler again ripped Schoor for his “despicable” behavior.

“I devoted my career to this Union and its members but it appears that my time is up with the actions of the new secretary Howard Schoor,” the e-mail reads. “I no longer want to work in a culture of lying, deviceiveness and undermining.”

Engler even floated the possibility of stepping down from her post if Schoor persisted with his actions.

“If I am such a threat to you, I will retire,” she huffed.

Despite that proposition, Engler is still employed and makes $215,447 a year.

UFT spokeswoman Alison Gendar declined to comment on the exchange, saying the union doesn’t address internal communications.

1 comment:

  1. Principal's have their own union-they don't need the UFT to represent them!

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