SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: UFT Solildarity Says It Won't Help All Teachers....And Other Funny Stuff

Friday, September 4, 2015

UFT Solildarity Says It Won't Help All Teachers....And Other Funny Stuff

Last night when I wrote of the constant barrage of UFT Solidarity's fanboi love letters to MORE there had been one comment that was  deleted but luckily it was already saved in the SBSB archives;

"Hey Zucker, since you can't stop thinking about us, here is another photograph for you. This was the updated one. (See link just below)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9iiwedo00jrjiq7/portelos.pdf?dl=0 (As promised, artistic intern Zippy the Brain Damaged Chimp has made the poster more pleasing to the eye. See above)

I mean what I said though. I wouldn't want you teaching my kids. Part of my campaign will be to make sure I'm not running a platform that states "Protect everyone." There are people who shouldn't be teaching.

The fact that you spend so much time researching, trolling and writing, while you're unemployed adds to to the sadness. That's what it is...pathetic sadness. Loneliness...a void that can't be filled by a hundred anti-Solidarity posts.

No secret. Read what we write...We are doing things. Take notes."


So there we have it, it is official. UFT Solidarity will pick and choose which teachers to help, protect, and to ensure their due process. One can not but be saddened and see the correlation between UFT Solidarity and Animal Farm.

But as for reading what UFT Solidarity writes, let's have a looksee in the comments section of a blog post written by Norm Scott just several days ago.

From this comment at 11:59 AM;

....the reality is you are cynical man who is actually a detriment to the movement.

Norm a detriment? Wow! I just can't say enough about Norm and what he means to me and to others. Norm got me through my 3020-a, without him I don't know what would have happened.  My wife is so enamored by Norm she wanted to adopt him. 

I have disagreed with Norm many a time. We had a big brouhaha over a year ago. But Norm is wise. Norm has been fighting for over 40 years. He knows when to use the hammer and when to use the chisel. 

Do you know that since we have been turning up the heat on Aimee Horowitz, that they took away all her Staten Island schools? Do you know that we have initiated investigations on her and her principals?

This is known as a fact? This can be proved that UFT Solidarity alone initiated this? Or can it just be a coincidence? Or that she had schools taken away due to having to focus all her attention on the Reform schools? 

You speak a big game on your blog Norm and when you are surrounded by your people, 

Never noticed that. I have noticed this from UFT Solidarity. Like one big group of people with Freudian shortcomings

Michele Hen stated that her proposal for MORE to send members to 3020- termination hears was turned down. Is this true?

Yeah, this is the poster child for the voice of reason.

At 4:04 PM it was so said;
Norm, you and Peter Zucker are going to love Solidarity's "Rally of One" initiative then. We'll be sending as little as one person to leaflet outside a troubled school. We'll send you pictures to post.

So what? One is what UFT Solidarity can muster up having only 70-75 some odd members.

At 5:14 it was blabbed;
....you have the audacity to spend time writing a blog how 8 Solidarity members rallied against abusive Aimee Horowitz. This after we rallied outside Richmond Hill, William Bryant and Tweed in just the last several months. You have some nerve. 

And what were the numbers? 8? 12? Those numbers are not a rally. It's just a bunch of people walking around with signs.  

So there you have it. UFT Solidarity the Schlimazel Caucus.  


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are an asshole.

Anonymous said...

The incisive commentary of Porty and his Pals is always enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

Stay on his ass, Peter.....

ed notes online said...

I am as libertarian a member of more as you will find and believe in a minimum of restraint. But Portelos abused the more listserves. Solidarity doesn't allow more to troll its listserves or communicate with its members. When I joined solidarity Port called me and asked my intentions. Is this a loyalty oath I asked. Somehow the tech genius never managed to allow me to be in the Dtoe Listserve telling me he couldn't figure out why my email didn't work. He wanted to use the organizing efforts of more for selfserving means. Then comes knocking on the door to support him for president. Do you think he is dumb and doesn't know that will never happen? So what do you solidarity people who jumped on his bandwagon to support his candidacy when it was clear no caucus would accept a unilateral declaration like that? Either you are all playing games or are having the wool pulled over your eyes. How come you all ignore that may 2014 Portelos in 2016 declaration months before solidarity became a caucus. I'm not clear who is playing whom but some people are being played.

ed notes online said...

Let me add that I too abused the rules of the listserve and mindy warned me. I didn't agree with her but as a member of the group adhered. I believe in working with people. Democracy is not free form anarchy where everyone does his own thing. Lauren and peters ampere attempted to meet with port. To work things out. He threw it in their face. Solidarity is not running to destroy unity caucus but to undermine more.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like their Prime Directive.

Mary said...

Ed Notes anyone that pilfers list serves to acquire personal information on their members and then goes public with that information should not be in a leadership role. Portelos is going to get sued.

Peter, Nice comparison to Animal Farm, it seems to be the political policy of Portelos: 'All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others'. Many of the NYC teachers are the sheep.

Zippy, thanks for fixing that poster.

Francesco Portelos said...

Norm just tell us what's really going on and stop the nonsense. Unity caucus has always been your Moby Dick for 40 years. You're Captain Ahab and ship after ship you've been on has eventually sunk. You've been part of many groups that didn't make it and with the unfortunate recent passing of two icons in activism you're scared of starting over. I get it. I understand. Don't be an idiot though. You helped me get here. I won't deny that. You don't have to support UFT Solidarity, but don't you think Paul Baserman would say "move out of their way."

Peter Lamphere and Lauren Cohen didn't try to work things out. They wanted a meeting to tell me to stop reaching out to other groups and "be on the same page." In other words sign the MORE loyalty oath.

Mindy R said...

MORE loyalty oath?? Stop, you're killing me here. You really are grasping at straws. It's like every few months you grasp on to another angle to attack. It's really just laughable and honestly, kinda sad.

Bronx Teacher said...

You're right Francesco loyalty oaths suck! http://uftsolidarity.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43b6a698cb7f4bbfe497544dc&id=2b3041c89c

ed notes online said...

Why don't you say what the other group - not groups - you were reaching out to. The group that ran mulgrew for president - twice - and you knew full well that more told them we would only work with them when they renounced their alliance with unity. You asked me for the link to the recording of the meeting which you claimed you didn't know about but then had to apologize because that apparently was the one email out of the thoudands you save that you "missed". Remember how you asked me why you couldn't run in their slate in addition to the more slate in 2013 and I told you you had to choose? So there you were ready to run on a slate with mulgrew at the head of the ticket just 2 years ago. You were hoping you could grab one of those unity new action exec be seats even if it meant selling out to mulgrew. But neither unity or new action wanted you for the exec bd and I pushed for you for the more exec bd slate. And you got on the ballot without bringing in any signatures on the petition - not even one from your school and other more people got you the hundred signatures. That is the person I should get out of the way for? In fact I have gotten out of the way of people I respect - the great list of people in more where I play less and less a role since I am no longer needed very much. You actually served on more steering longer than I did. Of course while doing that you posted that Portelos in 2016 site in May 2014 thus declaring to the world you were already running for president before solidarity was created. Nice person to get out of the way of.

Francesca Gomes said...

Yes, Francesco, because you really wanted to work things out. Why don't you tell people what's "really going on"? You bought the web domain Portelos2016 when you were a member of MORE and you resigned in a snit because people told you that you had to adhere to a democratic process. MORE has actual democracy -- it's not a weird cult of personality.

And Lauren? Seriously, you're going to try to go after Lauren? Look, you'll find people who don't like a few of us in MORE, but if you're going to try to say a word about her, a universally respected member, you are making a pretty big mistake.

Why don't you answer this: Did you, in any discussion with MORE or anyone else, even THINK about whether you would actually make the best union president out of all of us? MORE has incredibly experienced and respected activists and unionists, but you say right on your page that you "still have a few roles" you would LET MORE fill on your slate. It's pretty clear that this has everything to do with Portelos and nothing to do with the membership of the UFT.

"Some teachers should not be teaching" is already problematic, and then you go further and say YOU'LL decide who to protect. So only some members are entitled to due process, and you feel you should decide which? We already have a president that's ready to offer up the careers of any teacher with a principal who's willing to lie, thank you very much. We don't need another one. The reason everyone deserves protection is that many are falsely accused. But you're going to figure out who those people are? How? Telepathy?

And I know it's your m.o. to go after people's personal lives, make comments about them as teachers, as parents, etc., but you should think about who really looks worse when you attempt those personal attacks. I'll give you a hint: It ain't Peter and it won't be me if you attempt that nonsense here.

Mindy R said...

*Bows

Anonymous said...

From people who worked with Portelos - he was the principal's little darling and willing to throw anyone in his way under the bus - consistent behavior through and through. But when she dissed him he went after her. She was awful as a principal but his behavior toward colleagues was just as arrogant and self-serving as we see exhibited here. He uses people to advance his cause.

Francesco Portelos said...

First, I don't have to share my personal goals with you.

Secondly, I know more about being falsely accused than most. 37 investigations. I never said we'd deny due process. I also never said I would be judge and jury. I said that there are people who shouldn't be teaching. You deny that fact?

I was in the rubber room sitting next to a teacher who was 35 and slept with his 10 year old female student. Not alleged, but he admitted it. I'm saying the following (try and follow closely Francesca) SHOULD THAT TEACHER WANT TO FIGHT HIS CHARGED CRIME AFTER ADMITTING AND WANT TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM, THIS UNION WILL NOT BE DEFENDING HIM."

Clear?

I didn't attack Lauren, but stated the intention of the meeting she was involved in.

I bought UFT2016.com and portelos2016.com the same day in March 2014 at DA. I doubt touch those sites until much after Solidarity was created. I bought UFT2016.com for more to use and Portelos2016.com for whatever position I was going to be running fit in 2016. Get it Norm and Francesca? Because the elections are in 2016 and my last name is Portelos and even I bought it I was standing twenty feet from Mulgrew thinking "Anyone But him..anyone! Even me."

As time progressed, it became "Why not me?"


Francesco Portelos said...

What? This comment from came from anonymous? What a surprise. It certainly didn't come from my former colleagues. You know, the ones that not only voted for me to be their chapter leader from exile but continued to vote for me through four recall attempts? What's that Norm? Oh yes, because they were scared of me?

You say arrogance? I say confidence.

Mary said...

Portelos, if we were to believe your newest version of sitting in a rubber room then you have to know the 35 year old RAPED a 10 year old not 'slept with' (talk about sugar-coating a horrible event in a little girl's life). But the problem is I don't believe your version of sitting with a child-rapist. If that was true he'd be in jail after 'admitting' that he was a rapist with a proclivity to little girls. If the school you were working in didn't call the police you should have. I think every poster on this wall would've called the cops and reported that the school was harboring a child abuser. We are all mandated reporters.

And; are some people scared of you???? My answer would be 'yes', you have already abused confidential information and you obviously make up crap about people. You steal private information off of servers and you're a bully.

Bronx Teacher said...

Yes, only you know the horrors of being in the rubber room. Only you know the horrors of being investigated. Me, me, me, me is all that comes from you. You wonder why people question your authenticy? That's why. All you do is toot your own horn.

Where were you before you got sent to the RR? Name one thing you had done to lift teachers. Yeah, I hear crickets.

I'm sorry I reposted how you will not defend certain teachers. It's moot you will never be UFT president. My dead grandmother has a better chance to play centerfield for the Yankees.

If you never went to the RR you will have continued living in the colon of your principal and never would have lifted a finger for other teachers.

If Randi offered you that job with the UFT you so desperately wanted, we aren't having this conversation today.

Your way of dealing with those who contradict you is not by engaging and pointing out the fallacies of their arguments but to attack one's family, their ethics, their values, and to bring up mundane inane trivial crap that was said in the past.

All this is just some way to make you feel more like a man because deep down you are so insecure, such low self-esteem, so in question of your "manhood."

I am not engaging you anymore in the comments.

One more bit of advice. Stop being a walking cliché with the arms crossed and/or the sleeves rolled up. It comes across so phony.

Francesco Portelos said...

He was arrested. It was all over the news.

You're right, but I don't think the news used rape, because it was supposedly reported by the sister who said he came over their apartment several times.

What did I steal off private servers? Bullying is the imbalance of power. How's that factored in here?

Fear? Maybe that's what's needed. I know of administrators who do and field supervisors who do and it's saved members careers.

Mary are you a UFT member?

Francesco Portelos said...

But it's so real. Hey Peter, when you start getting attacked by field supervisors after you return, just drop my name. Lie to them and tell them we're friends.

Francesco Portelos said...

He was arrested. It was all over the news.

You're right, but I don't think the news used rape, because it was supposedly reported by the sister who said he came over their apartment several times.

What did I steal off private servers? Bullying is the imbalance of power. How's that factored in here?

Fear? Maybe that's what's needed. I know of administrators who do and field supervisors who do and it's saved members careers.

Mary are you a UFT member?

Francesco Portelos said...

"I am not engaging you anymore in the comments."

What? Yes you are. You're not going anywhere. You stay right here and you engage with me. Or start up the next article. C'mon. You're lonely. You want my attention so bad you won't stop. All these ridiculous and sad posts about me and our group are like you chucking pebbles at my window.

"What is it Peter? It's the middle of the night."
"Umm uhh.. You didn't support me enough. Wahhh."

I have another hour on this long road trip. Engage.

ed notes online said...

I'm glad Francesca Gomes commented because it reminds me of a incident with Port that enlightened me and others in MORE and was one reason he began to lose support of people in MORE - who had supported him fully.
He extracted some points I had made in an email thread with him and edited to make me look real bad and him good. And then posted it to the listserve. I ignored it because once you start - as you can see here - it never ends and I didn't want to waste time responding. A day or 2 passed and Francesco contacted me off list asking how I could send such an email to Port - she was a supporter of his at that time. I then sent her the entire thread and she had an AH HA moment as she saw the self-serving misuse of private communications. As people asked me what happened I sent them the thread -- and if I am not mistaken it was all about his wanting to establish relations with New Action -- note how he now says I say NO to "other groups" (ignoring all the groups I work with) and never mentions New Action given the response from people to his support for them. Despite the fact that MORE has made its position clear he never stopped badgering for reopening the issue. I think maybe 2 people might have been with him on this - no one else in MORE wanted to spend time reopening the New Action situation - but it went on and on-- this is not democracy - that one person can try to much up the works of a group for their own ends. To people in Solidarity -- disagree at some point and you will find yourself on the enemy list.

Mary said...

Portelos, please refer to the post above written by Ed Notes. I believe him because there are a myriad of Portelos episodes of invading and abusing servers by invading emails, etc. You are a bully for the exact definition you gave: there is an imbalance of power with you and the members your represent. You forgot to mention bullying has to be repeated, you also fill the bill on that part of the definition. Members come for your help, they confide in you and if you get the gumption that you don't like them you advertise their personal business and spread rumors. You've done it numerous times to Peter on this wall, alone. You also have done this to parents and students. As far as me being an UFT member, thank God, no! I would never want to be a city teacher and be a member of a union whose representation is so malicious and incompetent. The reason I am involved is that I do belong to two unions and with your behavior it makes ALL teacher unions look bad. UFT is a hot mess and you are part of the reason why.

Anonymous said...

Porty doesnt respect privacy and can't be trusted now. Imagine how much he could be tursted as president. you woudl do better to confide in a Porty potty.