DR. JAMES BUSH III
United Teachers of Dade President
December 22, 2012
Hello UTD Members, Stewards, Family and Friends:
It is with humility I accept the nomination as a candidate for the Presidency of the United Teacher of Dade. While it may be a surprise to some, I am sure that it will not be to the countless number of members I have served with over the past 30 years as a UTD Building Steward, Florida State Legislator, teacher, and teacher advocate fighting for pay raises and rights for teachers, affordable medical care and insurance coverage as well as livable retirement options.
Two fellow longtime teachers; who have been active in the union Geno Perez and Wendi Werther, have joined forces with me to run in a caucus we call “No Teacher Left Behind.” Wendi, Geno and I share a passion for teaching and teachers. We know that the backbone of our union is our membership and that the organization’s main goal is to represent teachers. We see a better future for UTD with more transparency, representation, growth, political influence and national participation. We aim to make UTD the national jewel it once was and bring pride back to its membership.
Under the “No Teacher Left Behind” Leadership Caucus we will create an open door policy where all ideas and participation will be welcome. Among our first orders of business will be an executive action to conduct a full audit of UTD funds to make sure that all of your hard earned dollars are being well spent in the best interest of the teachers. As we develop the leadership team our common goal will be to ensure that UTD leadership reflects the make-up of our membership.
I hope to earn your support during the next two months as we share our campaign ideas with you and provide you with all the reasons why this caucus is the best choice to lead UTD into the future. Please feel free to share your ideas, questions and concerns with us at www.noteacherleftbehind2013.com. If you would like to be a volunteer caucus team member at your school, sign up under the volunteer tab on the website.
Change is coming one way or another. You have a real opportunity to make that change count and work for you. Vote February 19, 2013 for the “No Teacher Left Behind” Caucus members and let your voice be heard. We are counting on you so that you can count on us!
Dr. James Bush III
President of the United Teachers of Dade
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