Month: January 2016

Weekend Reading

A few good reads to check out before Monday rolls around… Shaun Richman discusses how a loss in the Friedrichs case could make make strikes constitutionally protected free speech and thus nullify the Taylor Law in New York State… How ‘Friedrichs’ Could Actually Unleash Unions from Decades of Free Speech Restrictions The Gadflyonthewallblog has a post …

My Union IS My Business

Recently somebody from NYSUT was kind enough to recommend that I share questions and concerns that I had been tweeting about, with the NYSUT officers, with the idea that answers from them might comfort me and perhaps quell the negative feelings I have had about our parent union.  So on Friday I sat down and wrote out …

A Blogging Hero Says Goodbye

There are an number of exceptional bloggers in the public education blogosphere and I thoroughly enjoy reading many of them.  However, as much as I enjoy a number of them, my absolute favorite has always been “Reality-Based Educator” from the Perdido Street School blog.  I enjoy his willingness to call it like it is and …

Inept NYSUT Leadership Attacks Own Members

Yesterday  I came across a couple of tweets from the NYSUT Unity Caucus, the caucus that has been the controlling caucus of the statewide union since NYSUT’s inception.  The caucus of Randi Weingarten, Mike Mulgrew, Andy Pallotta, and the army of Unity hacks who vote however they are told to vote. The tweets were directed …

Watch the Plenary from the STCaucus Conference

A very special thanks to our own Maurizio Milana and Mallack Walsh who helped run the technical end of things…