U.F.T. delegate assembly "overwhelming approves" new contract, via U.F.T. Now goes to mail ballots before ratification.
— Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) May 7, 2014
Not a surprise, of course - the DA is rigged with Unity caucus votes.
Whatever Mulgrew wants, the DA gives him.
And so now the only thing that will stop the contract proposal from becoming the contract is if the rank-and-file vote it down - a long shot at best.
Remember, even the odious '05 contract passed 63%-37%.
That said, there are some big differences between now and the '05 contract vote.
Most teachers are on social media these days and that changes how news gets passed on.
In '05, we had the blogs, but Facebook and Twitter were not the force they are now in the education world, not that I remember at any rate.
So it will be interesting to see if the opposition to the contract that is rifling around on social media makes any difference in this year's vote or if the Unity cohort just shoves the contract through like they almost always have in the past.