This is an actual conversation:
New Action Delegate: Here take this ( a leaflet entitled New Action Spring 2015). It may better inform you about New Action's views. Since you like to read lies on blogs about us.
Me: Thank you. Why is the union against ATRs having their own chapter?
NAD: Mulgrew feels, and we agree that by giving ATRs their own Chapter, we are solidifying a temporarily displaced group.
Me: You realize there are teachers who have been ATRs for over 10 years?! There will be more next year. Do you actually believe that horse shit?
NAD: I do and we are giving you ATRs the ability to run for UFT office in the school you're in the first week of May.
Me: Are you joking?! Who's going to vote for someone they don't know and who will be leaving?!
NAD: Don't say that. Portelos won his election from the rubber room!
Me: Yes, but he knew the school's staff. We don't even know the school we will be in.
NAD: You really should join New Action. We're helping lots of discontinued teachers.
Me: That's great, but you're doing nothing for ATRs. In fact, you are hurting us.
NAD: Oh well. Got to go.