Earlier this week, I received a letter from the Federal Department of Labor rejecting the ATR Chapter Election appeal.
For those interested in their reasoning, the DOL argued that even though the UFT Delegate Assembly is constitionally the highest policy making body in the UFT, a review of the minutes of DA meetings shows the DA didn't make much policy. Therefore, the DOL won't rule on DA elections.
By that logic, Congress didn't do much legislating this past year, so why bother electing them?
Our case was a longshot but I am quite surprised by the DOL's thinking.
I have inquired about appealing but my eyes are wide open. I will scan the letter when I have time if anyone is interested.