A “UNITY MOMENT” BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE UNIFIED TEACHERS PARTY.
Unity’s candidate (above) for the upcoming 2007 election is similar to the sitting ruler: both display a rampant disregard of democracy, and believe that preserving the absolute Unity monarchy is more important than fair and adequate representation for those that pay their dues.
The Unity monarchy is built on the cornerstone of self perpetuation. The business of Unity is the preservation of the caste system that they have created, and maintain, in the United Federation of Teachers. The business of the UFT is the UFT.
The monarchy is built on a bedrock composed of many things: retirees, preventing reform information from reaching others, the single-minded subservience to Unity with absolute disregard to issue or problem, the emergency appointment of District Representatives and the cessation of their election, and so on. In short, the party comes first; the rank and file are far, far behind. Who else could offer a second rate contract to those that they are paid to represent, tell them that it’s the best they could do and they’ve got to accept it, and then, finally, give themselves a raise for their effort?
Reform is the UTP issue. Unity is the greedy myopic monster that feasts at the table and leaves scraps for those that work in the classrooms and in the schools. Instead of embracing reform and growing stronger, Unity keeps everything for itself. If they fought the Bloomberg-Klein axis with as much determination as they do reform, we would all be better off.