New Palm Beach Union President May Reform Election Rules

If a union serves the needs of its members there is no reason to force teachers to join.  If it does not serve is members’ needs it should be allowed to represent those members.  Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association officials have rejected a call for an election recount and Justin Katz stands to take over the presidency.  Andrew Marra has the story in the ExtraCreditblog of mypalmbeachpost.com.

A Palm Beach County teachers union panel on Wednesday rejected a request for a recount in the union’s presidential election, securing a narrow victory for a 33-year-old teacher who ran as an outsider.

Results tallied Saturday showed that Park Vista High teacher Justin Katz narrowly edged out Pahokee Middle-Senior High teacher Gordan Longhofer by 28 votes out of 1,356 cast, a 2 percent margin of victory.