Mulgrew sounded like “my angry drunk father” --- Newly elected Delegate at first DA who also posted-
The woman who stormed out is my chapter leader. She's the real deal.... Tweet
Is there potential of holding a people's DA downstairs outside the meeting -- why go in and be abused?
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 - 9AM
I will have a lot to say about what happened Wednesday with the joint action of Retirees protesting outside and working members from all active groups in the UFT working the inside -- I have lots of background info and reports are still coming in, including the whining from Unity Caucus about how people are politicizing issues -- HELLO! James and Arthur have detailed reports:
NYC Educator -- On Persuasion, Lack Thereof, and UFT Endorsing a Bought-and-paid-for Charter Shill - Last night's DA was remarkable on multiple levels. There was talk about NYCH, a bill that would provide health care for all New Yorkers.LIVE BLOGGING FROM OCTOBER DA (unedited, updated with News 12 report); SOME DELEGATES CHANT "HANDS OFF OUR HEALTHCARE" AND WALK OUT AFTER MULGREW ONLY ALLOWS MEMBERS OF HIS UNITY CAUCUS TO MAKE MOTIONS WHILE IGNORING NON UNITY DELEGATES -
Here is an array of first impressions, many from newcomers to the DA.
The first delegate assembly of the 2021-22 school year displayed the full disarray, disorganized, and unhinged leadership of the union.
Since the start of the pandemic we have had a union that is far removed from its members. Yesterday we saw a leadership that is now in open contempt of its own members.
The president of our union, paid by our union dues, actually yelled at his own members, working classroom teachers, elected by their chapters.
Our union leadership refuses to address changes in retiree healthcare which reduced coverage which is bound to happen to active members in the upcoming contract.UFT leadership endorsed a Mayoral candidate they previously opposed, they were forced to call on executive board members who are no longer in the classroom and retirees that last taught in the 1980’s.
Mulgrew sounded like “my angry drunk father."
A resolution was passed calling for woman leadership of our city council “but we have all men running the largest union of women in the city” -- Chapter leader and long time teacher
Mulgrew’s report was like the worst PD I ever had to sit through” -- New chapter leader
Mulgrew and his Unity caucus are more disconnected than ever before. They haven’t been in the classroom since the pandemic, they have no clue about anything teachers or paras deal with daily and it shows when he talks... Veteran chapter leader
Every single health care speaker was chastised, interrupted, and deemed out of order. As a new delegate it appears I'll need clarification on when we're allowed to talk about health care, because this happened during multiple parts of the agenda... New delegate
There's a lot more to come regarding the walkout, the joint action of so many, some of the speeches made outside, Mulgrew's increasing isolation and deterioration, scared Unity people who fear he may be blowing it for them as the opposition shows signs of uniting for next year's elections, the potential of holding a people's DA outside the meeting -- I mean why go in and be abused?