ICE’s Dark, Hidden Secret
New Action has a record of accomplishment.
ICE has a track record that they don’t want you to know about! From July 2004 through June 2007 ICE was on the UFT Executive Board. ICE has kept this fact a secret and out of their literature because in the three years that they were in a leadership position they produced an abysmal record—in reality a record of failure.
They were an embarrassment and actually hurt the members.
If you look at New Action’s and Unity’s campaign literature for Election 2010, you will see both caucuses flaunt their accomplishments urging you to support them. ICE panders for your support but makes it seem as if they were new to UFT politics.
Today ICE claims that they will fight for “job rights for ATRs.” How many motions did they make at the UFT Executive Board from 2004 to 2007 to fight for ATRs? ZERO!
Today ICE claims that they will fight for an “end school closings.” How many motions did they make at the UFT Executive Board from 2004 to 2007 to stop school closings? ZERO!
Today ICE claims that they will fight to “Restore and strengthen the right to grieve unfair and inaccurate letters and observations.” How many motions did they make at the UFT Executive Board from 2004 to 2007 to restore those rights? ZERO!
Today ICE claims that they will fight to “end the longer day,” “end harassment,” “reduce class size,” “hold the line on health care costs,” “improve pensions,” “win parity for paras and secretaries,” etc. How many motions did they make from 2004 to 2007 to address these issues? ZERO! ZERO! ZERO! ZERO! ZERO! ZERO!
Today ICE would have you think that “they have been there on all fronts- supporting teachers, joining with parents, building a movement to fight for public education.” Just the opposite has been true. When given the chance to provide leadership ICE did nothing. They refused to participate in the process of making conditions better for UFT members.
Don’t waste your vote on an “opposition” caucus that has produced nothing for the members except empty promises. Don’t waste you’re your vote on a caucus that refuses to acknowledge its own leadership failures. Don’t vote for a repeat of 2004 to 2007
During the period that New Action served on the UFT Executive Board, we have introduced over 16 resolutions to benefit members and introduced numerous positive action proposals that have been implemented and are now UFT policy!
VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE NEW ACTION SLATE!
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