ICE is Norm Scott's brainchild. Friday's ICE meeting at the diner was one of the most fun ever. It was an intimate gathering that turned into an almost four hour Norm Scott marathon monologue. I do not say this to criticize Norm--not at all. He was in rare form. I surprisingly agreed with almost everything he said.
Norm spoke eloquently about CPE1's victory in getting rid of an abusive principal, MORE, the problems with getting out a wide distribution newsletter, the Executive Board, the life of a caucus, the situation in Chicago, Los Angeles, contract vs social justice unionism, MORE's Save our Union Conference, the UFT in the world where members don't have to pay dues, his health (He's fine!) and more that I can't even remember. He did all of this while still managing to eat a full meal. It was a sight to behold.
All of us sat there spellbound and occasionally threw in our two cents.
We are lucky to have Norm actively involved in the Union. He has been an activist for well over forty years. May he continue on for another forty.
Norm blogs over at EdNotes. It is well worth a read.