LETTERS

Restore DR elections

PUBLISHED JANUARY 20, 2011

To the Editor:

Between 1969 and 2003, UFT district representatives were elected on a weighted vote of chapter leaders within a district; the more members a chapter had, the more votes the chapter leader had in the DR election.
While this system was not perfect, it functioned well enough so that the accountability for DRs was to the chapter leaders who the district representatives serviced directly. Now they are appointed by the UFT president.
Will elections ever be restored, or is it only a matter of time before chapter leaders are appointed as well?

Robert Schwaber, retired


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