Thursday, November 19, 2015

The ONE Constant During The City School District's Demise ...



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Adam Urbanski, Rochester Teachers Union Pres.

You can take the Superintendent out of the district ten times over, BUT nothing will change if the above face remains in the picture.
  

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

As His hero said; When kids pay Union dues, the Teacher Union will care about kids.

Adam exemplifies Those who can not teach become Union Bosses.

Anonymous said...

Now pussicat, use your magic claw to cut Adam's picture nixt to Concordia's picture so the taxpayers can see the similarity.

Note the shape of the empty skulls.
Note the fine taxpayer funded dental work.
Note the perverse grin.
Note the similarity of pose for the picture
Note the perfect neck tie, probably made in the 3rd world since that business left Rochester.
Note the I got mine up yours pose, very similar to a baby who just shit his diaper.

Realize these are the self serving men who preserve the system that keeps the SuperBills in power.

Charlie Hubbard said...

Greece is doing it's best to catch 'up' with the city. The Greece school board approved another worthless, do/nothing, give/away union contract in April that included MORE taxpayer $$ for people to do 'union' business on the taxpayers dime. This in the eyes of the Greece school board is 'progress' and of course had NO idea what the cost was.
Don't blame the unions - school board(s) who are in bed with the unions are the problem.
The city school board started it's decline in 1986 when they approved what has become known as the 'contract from hell' making national news with the first of their worthless, do/nothing, give/away contracts that put the union in charge and started the cycle of school boards becoming as worthless as the mammary glands on a chicken. It has been downhill ever since.
Greece has been playing 'catch up'. Recent conduct would indicate they have made it.

SCATS said...

REMINDER ~~ We do not post comments with name-calling, vile language, that contain threats, etc.

Anonymous said...

Charlie was 86 the first contract Urbanski scored with the 15% raise by guaranteeing increased "teacher" performance?

Adam's offices were in the Medical Arts Building back then, and he needed bucks to build a monument office building for himself.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Hubbard a question for you please. How would you describe your contract with Kodak when you worked there. You did have one you know.Would you use the same description of the teachers contract when I it applies to your compensation Etc.?

Anonymous said...

Big difference 2:21, Charlie's contract with Kodak mandated deliverables form Charlie, and if he didn't meet them the contract terminated.
No tenure attached to Charlie's contract with Kodak. Fail to perform and you get the sign Sorry Charlie on the fishhook, just like the Starkissed Tuna.

SCATS stop drooling on the tuna can.

Anonymous said...

2:21. On the subject of contractural law , in theory you are basically correct, however I n the real world of employee - employer relations unfortunately it doesn't always work that way for a variety of reasons.thanks for your opinion but Iam still awaiting a reply from Mr Hubbard.

Anonymous said...

To 3:01. You mention that Charlie didn't have tenure. He also had no seniority for length of service. Without that , a guy with 30 yrs on the job could be laid off before a guy with one year. Recently we saw that happen as Kodak headed for the bottom of the bowl.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 2:29 (anonymous)
A response to your less than simple and shallow posting. The educational improvement of the school board approved contract in April is?
The additional cost is?
The benefit to the district for the additional time and money included in the contract for the union is?
Do you think these questions are important? The school board did not as they had no discussion of any of these items. Truly absentee oversight.

Anonymous said...

Charlie, If this is your answer to my question I posed to you , you completely and simply never answered the question that T asked of you.
My question had nothing to do with the points you raised in your7:47 post.2:21 is still waiting for you to address my post at that time.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 5:36 (anonymous)
Your question which has no relevance to the subject matter was answered by someone else (3:01) - your point would be?
The danger of the board not following their own policy #6431 is enormous. I attended the meeting in April when the union contract was approved. Keeping in mind this item is the biggest expenditure we have - NO discussion at all about the content. I came away feeling sorry for this community in that they were HAD by the actions of the very people they had elected.
As hard as I tried to instill HONESTY and TRUST in the workings of the school board and administration I came away from the April meeting having to come to the realization that I had failed.

Anonymous said...

Charles, give it up. Nobody listens to a majority of one or two I have learned that you were a member of group of concerned citizens that were calfed CARE. I have no idea what hat stands for, but I also heard they were. A large group and very effective in school district matters especially budgets. I was told they had the ability to defeat district budgets that they felt propsed budgets represented waste of tax dollars. What became if that group. I learned that it hasn't been active for about 8or9 years. I heard their success was in large part due to its involvement in spending issues and had the ability to reach residents of the district thru mailings that contained accurate info on the budget . Their efforts routinely resulted in large turn outs on budget votes of 12,000 voters. Proof positive that there is strength in numbers. It appears to me that since the decline of that group, less than 3000 bother to show up to vote. Those numbers are not enough to influence those who prepare and approve school district budgets.
In my opinion, that inspite of your efforts and this blog, nobody is listening. Only the rebirth of that group or another one like it, will influence those in power to be intimidated and feel the pressure to be accountable to the taxpayers. Your thoughts !

SCATS said...

To 8:57AM ~~ Please clean your glasses. The stadium proposal was recently defeated with 5000+ votes and the influence of both THIS BLOG & THE HUBBARDS.

Don't bother writing in with the nasty remarks attempting to detract from that reality.

Anonymous said...

Scats: please, you are becoming paranoid. My comments were meant as a complement to you blog for your attempts to keep people informed. My point was that an organized group with mailing capabilities should be resurrected as it will reach every voter on the town tax rolls if they had the financial resources to afford it.

SCATS said...

To 1:23PM ~~ Nope, not paranoid. In response to your previous statement: "Only the rebirth of that group or another one like it, will influence those in power to be intimidated and feel the pressure to be accountable to the taxpayers. "

If you listen to BOE meetings, they are definitely worried about waking the sleeping giant - a NO vote. And they are aware of the very SLIM margins they've been passing budgets with. I'm SURE they also still keep tabs on the chatter via this BLOG & Facebook, as they well should.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 8:57 (anonymous)
The CARE group came about as the result of a lack of HONESTY and TRUST of info coming from the district and the BOE. The group was headed up by one of the most honorable men I have ever known - a WW2 decorated vet - the kind of person we all should inspire to be. Info coming from CARE was trusted and for good reason. No idea if a resurgence of a CARE type group is forthcoming. What I will say is that this community does not like being 'had' by incompetence. CARE started as a result of 'city like' contracts that flooded our area. Unfortunately due to a resurgence of that same type of incompetence we are headed 'backwards'. Last spring the board put forth a proposition for a stadium that contained bad and misleading info - you know the result. In April the board approved another worthless, do/nothing, give/away contract that added more financial burden to taxpayers to pay for people to do 'union' business (whatever that is) - something that should have been eliminated not added to. This community will support taxes for 'education' but should NOT have to pay for (more) people to do 'union' business. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Scars I agree with 8:57. We need CARE or another citizens group to organize if the district is going to change its ways. A new group with a different agenda, fresh voices and most of all fresh faces of those willing to speak out . Anonymous comments do not carry much weight.
In your response, you appear to be taking credit for the stadium defeat. No doubt the position taken by you had some impact on its defeat. However I believe the real issue was the controversy over the turf that had the greatest impact. A month later, I believe less than 3000 of those 5000 voted on the budget.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Charlie but the State Taylor Law says you have to pay for Union business what ever it is. Don't like it? ask your buddy Joe R to introduce a bill abolishing the law. If successful, we will be back to the days of public employees having the right to walk off the job and strike which is why the law came into being in the first place.

SCATS said...

To 3:14PM ~~ Future comments with your INTENTIONAL misspelling will not be posted. Capisce?

I don't need "to take credit." Facts are facts. Leading up to that vote, activity on this BLOG & FB page went up by astronomically. SOMEBODY reads & pays attention ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:14. If not SCATS and the brothers Hubbard (who were all very putspoken opposing the stadium project) then who should we credit? Their voices were the only significant opposition I heard.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:08 I'm no fan of the Brothers Hubbard. Having said that, I commend them for putting their names and faces with their comments. Those facts do lend themselves to a hire level of credibility then those of us who wish to remain critical yet invisible.

SCATS said...

To 8:11AM ~~ "A hire level" ??? People who slaughter the English language detract from whatever point they were attempting to make.

There's nothing in the Constitution that says remaining anonymous makes your opinion less valid. That idea is crafted by POLITICIANS, period.

SCATS said...

One of the FUNNIEST things people try to do on here to make a point is to p*ss-off BLOG Administration, then they come back and rail about how great they are at making their points even when they know that the way they state it means it will NEVER see the light of day! lol So many S-L-O-W learners!!