With about 700 ballots received yesterday and a number not yet counted the preliminary votes from the latest UFT election eliminated the opposition from any leadership or Executive Board position leaving the Union to be run by a cadre of yes-men and rubber stamps.
While Unity may claim that ICE has melted the sad fact is that we will all suffer from Global Warming as a significant number of our members will have no voice on the Executive Board and will undoubtedly be shut out of all decision making in developing union policy.
This election will be remembered not only for the end of the opposition at the Executive Board but by one of lowest turnout of ballots in recent memory.
Our strength has been in the high schools and there were about 20,000 ballots sent out. Of these 4,228 were returned or a little more than 20%. That means that only 1 in 5 high school teachers returned a counted ballot. We received 1,524 votes or more than 36% of the ballots counted. Unity may claim victory but there are still a large number of high school teachers who want Randi and her crew out.
New Action: 521
Middle Schools/Junior High Schools
ICE received 444 votes or almost 20% of the votes counted. With 13,000 votes mailed only 2,216 were counted.
New Action: 273
ICE received 1,337 votes or about 15% of the 8,151 votes counted.
New Action: 562
Out of the 42,000 ballots mailed 8044 were counted. ICE received 1032 votes or 13% of the ballots counted.
New Action: 548