I went to Ian Hunter's 75th Birthday Celebration this evening at City Winery.
I found out the UFT contract had passed with 77% of the vote just as I got there.
Haven't had a ton of time to think through the post-mortem, but my sense is this:
I think there was a lot of anger and frustration out there over the contract, but clearly not enough to make the vote as close as the 63%-37% from the odious '05 contract.
There is a lot of work to be done to convince UFT rank-and-file that there is a better way than the Unity way going forward.