NEA Representative Assembly 2016: Hold My Wallet

Back in March I wrote a whole communiqué on proposed Bylaw Amendment 1, which would have given the RA – NEA’s “highest decision-making body” – the power to decide on the national dues level.

I suggested at the time that this would be a revolutionary change in the way the union conducted itself, but I also said “the delegates will chicken out.” I was wrong.

Well, not really. Whoever introduced the amendment withdrew it from consideration this morning, so the delegates will not get the opportunity to vote on it tomorrow via secret ballot.