Michael Mulgrew is incapable of properly chairing a Delegate Assembly. He actually acknowledged at the December DA that last month he would have given himself an ineffective on the Danielson rubric for classroom management.
In November, he didn't know how to react when opposition members challenged him. His Unity caucus couldn't believe that they lost two votes and almost lost a third.
How did Mulgrew make sure he didn't have to deal with opposition speaking against his policies again at this month's DA? He filibustered.
His President's Report was a lecture that went on for close to an hour and a half of an hour 3/4 meeting. He talked down at the group instead of neutrally chairing the meeting. The DA even had a lengthy presentation from a someone from Mulgew's Unity Caucus on how privatized Medicare Advantage Plus is so wonderful but isn't privatized Medicare which is exactly what it is. Even with this, Mulgrew was the speaker for around 80% of the meeting.
The other part of the DA included Leroy Barr's Staff Director's Report and the aforementioned Mulgrewcare presentation so Mulgrew and a few underlings took up 95% of the meeting. The remainder of the time was taken up by softball questions lobbed at Mulgrew and two uncontroversial motions were easily added to the agenda without any debate.
A Delegate transcribed the meeting and looked at the analytics. That is where we got that information that the vast majority of the time was Mulgrew just talking. Our minutes reflect that too. We had a deliberative body that did absolutely no debating.
Mulgrew may have moved up to developing for classroom management, but he gets an ineffective this month for member engagement. There was almost none.
The only way to change this is to work with the United for Change opposition and vote Mulgrew out in the spring. You will have to vote through the regular mail because Mulgrew won't allow electronic voting. He wants a low vote turnout in my view. Unity voter suppresion, just like the Republican party, increases their chances of winning.
Note that this piece was updated based on updated analytics of who spoke for how long.