Earlier this week I discussed holding a meeting in our big town hall style room with our union members. “But Mr. Portelos, you are not allowed in the building for some unknown reason.” Since September I was only able to have a handful of people at a nearby establishment, after school, and a curbside, donuts coffee out of the car trunk, style meeting with another fifteen or so. The union delegate was going to and set up a projector, webcam, and speakers so I can video conference in with about 60 of our members using Google Hangout. I was going to have a secondary phone, with Google Hangout for face to face questions.
As I expected, Principal Hill tried to intervene and told the delegate she was not to have that set up. Being that is was DOE equipment I guess she could say that. Did that stop me? did it stop us? No, just a minor hiccup. I’ve been making lemonade out of all the lemons they have been throwing at me.
This morning, we held a very successful union meeting for about 50 or so members via speakerphone They were in room 105 and I was in my bedroom as I did not want to drive and do this. I went over the agenda, answered most questions and listened. I think it was a great start and I heard a lot of great feedback afterwards. It was a good sign that the turnout was so big. I’m proud of my chapter and I know we will weather the storm. There is a silver lining.
If you haven’t read last weeks post about questioning my duties, read this
Can you hear me now???????