UTLA President Fletcher,
There is something completely reprehensible about a person who has sat by and taken no action- legal or otherwise- while over 17,000 teachers have been falsely charged and removed or forced into early retirement from their teaching jobs. To then ask for a 17.6% raise for those remaining is a pipe dream that is not only not borne out by any rational reading of the budget, but completely offensive in light of a UTLA union that these 17,000 assaulted teachers paid to be their "exclusive bargaining agent," that instead stood by and did absolutely nothing in their hour of need. To first do nothing and then claim that UTLA doesn't have the money to litigate on these teachers' behalf is kafkaesque, when one realizes just how much litigation 17,000 teachers' dues would have paid for if you Warren Fletcher hadn't sold them down the river. Shame on you!.
Why would Deasy or the LAUSD Board take you or any of the present UTLA leadership seriously in any negotiation, when they could not have succeeded in decimating UTLA represented LAUSD teachers during your watch as UTLA president without your complete incompetence or outright complicity. And you now have the chutzpah to ask for another term as president of UTLA? In what world do you live? Surely, there are no teachers that live in that world.