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
Will elections ever be restored, or is it only a matter of time before
chapter leaders are appointed as well?
Robert Schwaber, retired