|Adkins-Dutro at AFL-CIO Union meeting|
"Jeff has no experience at all." hahahahahahaha. I LOVE it! :) I do have experience . . . I was on the executive board . . . Areas of Consultation . . . bargaining committee . . . building rep. . . . went to TURN conferences, AFT National Conference . . . took a leadership role in the collaborative effort Darling started early in his tenure . . . etc . . .
BUT . . . that said . . . I'm not submitting a resume for a job . . . that's not what the office of president of the PFT is . . . or should be, anyway.
Truth be known, there's enough experienced members on the executive board that the business side of the union could operate just fine sans any president at all.
My job as president will be to revitalize the union, to give us a bold yet intellectual collective voice, and to push (hard) for the kinds of reforms our district so desperately needs.
I heard some crotchety old bat commented that she "wouldn't vote for anyone who makes a joke of things" -- referring, of course, to my polyester armor. That's exactly the kind of attitude that has helped those in power preserve the district's played out bureaucracy. THAT ain't no joke. It's a tragedy.
Teachers. We need to bring the noise. 600+ strong for Adkins-Dutro.
SLAY THE BEAST!