If you are interested in changing the tightly controlled Michael Mulgrew/Unity Caucus run UFT, running for chapter leader or delegate is a great place to start. Elections are generally fair at the chapter level.
We can transform the UFT into a more democratic organization. Solidarity is doing the legal research to expose the completely undemocratic electronic Delegate Assemblies where questions and resolutions are screened in advance by Mulgrew supporters.
Electronic meetings are supposed to follow parliamentary procedures from Robert's Rules of Order. Remote meetings should be equivalent to live meetings. There is no way electronic UFT Delegate Assemblies pass the rudimentary democracy test. Their parliamentarian is a hired hack. Unity wrote procedures for meetings that do not allow anyone to question if the rules are being adhered to or if there is a quorum present. That is improper. If I was still a Delegate, I would demand democracy.
as a UFT member, I am outraged that Delegates have not had any opportunity to freely debate what should be in a remote evaluation system.
The lack of democracy will only improve when UFT members who are impacted by this undemocratic union structure educate each other and take it over. Solidarity is doing their part. I am happy to help out. Now, it is up to you.