No surprise here - the Unity crowd said the UFT cannot cede power to its rank and file by allowing a membership-wide referendum after the new evaluation agreement is reached.
And so, Mike Mulgrew and his merry men and women at the Delegate's Assembly will make that decision for you.
You can be sure that whatever Mulgrew agrees to with the mayor will pass in the DA.
No matter how horrendous.
The fix is in, folks.
They don't trust their ability to sell the new evaluation system to rank and file teachers and so instead they intend to push it through by fiat.
You can imagine how bad this evaluation system is going to be if they don't trust themselves to sell it in the schools.
No wonder they are thinking of delaying the UFT elections as well.
Between the Hurricane Sandy PD Day By Candlelight fiasco, the lost February days that didn't have to be, and now the APPR sell-out, the Unity and New Action cronies are a little worried they won't get the usual 88% of the vote in the elections.
If they keep adding outrages like the ones detailed above, they might actually have a real honest election on their hands.
Can you imagine that?
A real honest election in the UFT?
Hard to fathom - and yet, there is a reason Mulgrew and his merry men and women are afraid to throw the APPR agreement up to a system-wide referendum.
It's because they know they might not win that vote.
The UFT is an anti-democratic union.
Their message - it's anti-democratic to allow the rank and file membership a vote on the new evaluation system.
Don't we deserve better than this?