Apparently the WTU did manage to send a contract proposal to the Chancellor's office this past weekend. Of course, the WTU membership has no idea what is contained in that proposal. Click here to read the half-witted non-information that members were presented with.
I go absolutely bonkers when the union does this. Whenever I complain that the union is moronic, and that it doesn't accurately represent me, I get some cock-and-bull story about how I am the union, so I need to make my voice heard. Crap.
I send emails and make phone calls all the time, I attend the meetings at my school (when they occur, which is once so far this year), and I try to go to the WTU meetings (no one ever seems to know when they take place, and they seem to be cancelled every other week), and the letter I get from my union is two full pages of nothing. Their proposal supports "the overarching goals of the DCPS five year plan," with no more detail than that. Wow. Insightful.
The people that run this union are not smart. They are bad at leading and accomplishing things, and they have no desire for people who are good at leading and accomplishing things to be involved because then there would be good leadership and stuff would get accomplished and that doesn't work for these lot. They prefer gross incompetence. I think they believe that if they just keep doing a poor job of things in a hard-headed manner, maybe Michelle Rhee will just quit and leave them alone.
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