Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Union of Bullies: Transcript of Ugly Emails Betray UTLA's Collective Mentaliity




BEFORE UTLA released their 2012 Tentative Agreement's Voting "results"---I was emailing as many people as I could, warning that the voting process is not forthright nor honest...any time the UTLA officership wants a motion to pass, IT WILL. 

Whenever honest people submit request to the leadership of United Teachers of Los Angeles....those motions are often times "lost" and therefore, never discussed or considered.

While it is clear LAUSD is the enemy(!) As LAUSD intends to take ALL OUR JOBS AWAY---they are THE CORPORATIZERS.

But when we have questionable or incompetent leadership at the helm, as has been the case with UTLA for the past 12 years, we WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP THE GIVING AWAY OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Please HELP in the FIGHT to RESTORE ALL TEACHING POSITIONS...
How can YOU HELP???

FORWARD THIS EMAIL & PDF FLYER TO 10 education Professionals AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME!!!!
DON'T WAIT FOR UTLA TO "SAVE" YOUR CAREER---you know what there OFFICIAL strategy is...WAIT FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS!!!!
THERE WON'T BE ANY TEACHERS LEFT BY THEN!!!!

PLEASE, YOU CAN DO YOUR PART RIGHT NOW--- FORWARD THIS EMAIL!!!

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David.r.garcia@hotmail.com
From: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com
CC: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com
Subject: FW: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:01:05 No wonder our public schools are on their "last legs"!??? Forward this information to as many peers as possible, look carefully at the dates---WE ALL KNEW the 2012 Tentative Agreement would pass...one way or another!!!        --- On Sun, 6/17/12, david garcia wrote:

From: david garcia
Subject: RE: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< To: "UTLA member"
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 1:32 PM

I am grateful that you’ve taken the time to write, but unfortunately you’ve said nothing about the undeniable facts, which mire UTLA LEADERSHIP and discredit you and YOUR tenure as a pseudo-leader with a dishonest teacher’s union. Since 2009, UTLA leadership has negotiated the following;

1.   9000 teachers have lost their jobs since 2008-2009.
2.   UTLA considered Laid off teachers placed on priority substitute status, REHIRED TEACHERS, which is not true because they no longer receive benefits, vacation time, or sick days.
3.   UTLA has condoned LAUSD’s continued violation of State Mandate AB 114.
4.   UTLA allowed innocent teachers to be publically humiliated in the Miramonte School crisis, having been removed from their classrooms illegally.
5.   The Tentative Agreements for the past three years have allowed LAUSD to usurp teacher protections and condone indiscriminant teacher dismissals.

You have gone to great pains to insult me and attempt to discredit me, but in doing so, you have only discredited yourself with your lack of character… if you are a typical example of union “leadership,” then it should be no small wonder that UTLA is allowing the destruction of public education right before our eyes.

If I may suggest, you may want to consider these helpful suggestions which, I believe will not only assist you in improving your general disposition, but probably improve your overall outlook on life AND IMPROVE YOUR ability to teach…

“Bless them which persecuteth you; bless them and curse ye not.”
“Recompense to no man ‘evil for evil’ but, provide things honest in the sight of all men.”

And lastly…

“Be ye not overcome by evil, but overcometh evil with good.”



From: gladys.mazariego@gmail.com
To: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: RE: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 01:02:56 -0700 Did you get your fill of attention? are you done? get a girlfriend so you have something better to do on a Saturday. By the way, I know exactly who you are...you are the weirdo with the glasses that brought students to the UTLA PACE meeting and I had to ask you to leave. Maybe what I should have done is report you to DCFS because that was completely inappropriate. That tells me everything I need to know about you.  Toting students from place to place? Creepy! Just like all your random emails. Really try to get a girlfriend so you can learn to have normal interactions with women. And know, I don't curse at my students, only at low lives who deserve it. You are the weirdo who sends stupid emails to everyone and their mother not me. Don't dish it out if you can't take it. This is what you get when you clutter my inbox with your crap. Oh, and I'm sure LAPD would love to read your emails attacking Ingrid. They're a bit on the creepy, stalkerish, OCD side... This is going to be my last reply to your weirdness. The next time you hear from me, will be because I've filed a police report on you because you need help for your sickness. Get a life.   From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network. ------ Original Message ------ From : david garcia To : UTLA member; Sent : 6/16/2012 11:16 PM Subject : RE: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<<       From: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com To: gladys.mazariego@gmail.com Subject: RE: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:16:25 -0700  “Wouldn’t do well” at your work? You can gather all that information from just a few emails…??   You know you continue to make inappropriate references to me, and I assume they are meant to be intentionally insulting, but do they help your argument? In my opinion, I feel using language that is unbecoming is a disservice to your argument(s), and does nothing to address legitimate concerns a professional levels against a colleague?   In this particular case, insulting me does nothing to explain why a union representative, such as Ingrid Villeda, would endorse and/or condone an agreement that goes against the best interests of organized labor? Coincidently, using profanity towards a colleague who wants to save teachers’ jobs lacks professionalism and may in fact be indicative of how successful you are in a classroom?   Do you curse at your students too?  From: gladys.mazariego@gmail.com To: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com Subject: Re: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:25:51 -0700 CC: ivilleda@yahoo.com Islam? Really?  That's your focus point? I should have deleted my other last name "Hamdi".  Ok, so no Islam involved or ethics involved, you are a bitch!!! Since you like to fight with women, you need to be exposed for the punk-bitch that you are. Do you get your ideas from German? He could never do my job. If you want to know about my job come past Slauson, let's see how well you do. (I already know you won't do well LOL!)  When you can do my job better than I can, then you can try to punk me.  When Ingrid does her job, she too is doing it from experience. What have you done? NOTHING.  I'm at 53rd & Avalon, M-F, will be there for the summer, and you can come see me face to face since you are so intent in arguing with women.        Sent from my iPad On Jun 16, 2012, at 4:01 PM, david garcia wrote:

First of all, I must say that I find your demeanor and vulgar language far more distasteful than anything I write towards anybody. In fact, its confusing that you’ll claim I’m being vulgar when in fact you are the person who is being profane in what you write, unprofessional, and outright offensive.

In Islam, it is a crime punishable by death to be critical of their prophet or their deity? Yes, if this were an Islamic state, criticizing Allah or his prophet is punishable by death…but we still don’t live in a society like that.

We live in a society that is gradually taking our rights away, one privilege at a time and, in my opinion, anyone who condones these actions should be reprimanded, regardless of race, gender, or creed.

Ingrid Villeda is a public figure who openly makes decisions on policy which will affect us all, by the very job description that this entails, she is a public figure in a position of authority and needs to be held accountable for her decisions… especially if we wish to improve our organizational leadership.

This is the democratic process in action and criticism, not name-calling or insulting people, is a part of that process.

In Islamic countries, Judeo- Christian religions never flourish, because ideas are suppressed through cruel theocracies indifferent towards human rights…

Condemning ideas and discouraging dialogue, even criticisms-- amounts to nothing more than perpetuating a state of ignorance.

You can insult me all you want, but the truth speaks for itself…Your response is quite telling of your character and, sadly…explains why Unemployed Teachers of Los Angeles is in the state that its in…although I don’t know you, I imagine your some kind of UTLA union House of Representative or, UTLA Committee member…am I right?

It’s such a shame to entrust the Nation’s Second largest union of organized professionals (teachers) in the hands of crass and callous individuals, distasteful and uninformed.


From: gladys.mazariego@gmail.com
To: david.r.garcia@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: >>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<< Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:42:27 -0700 CC: ivilleda@yahoo.com; gillianrussom@gmail.com; jose91_2009@hotmail.com Mr. Garcia, I always read your emails and all the replies that go back and forth in all the emails lists, but I never respond. I do not respond because I like to digest the thoughts and opinions of our colleagues and think about how they mesh with my own views about the way things are panning out.  This school year, I'm working at a very difficult school site that takes me away from doing UTLA work...However,  I'm responding to your email now, because I find your personal attacks towards Ms. Villeda cowardly and vulgar.  Although I'm trying to remain "cool" as I write this email, in vernacular terms I must say: " u a straight up bitch". How dare you attack this woman in public via email? Who are you taking your cues from?  Let me guess, something she said got your panties in a bunch and you can't suck it up. If you have a problem, shouldn't you address it face-to-face?  Isn't that how "men" handle things?  Whether you agree with her or not, this woman does a lot of hard work. Your personal attacks via email directed at women are more telling about your character than the character of the women you attack. I've refrained from sending nasty emails for a long time, but as I recall...my nasty emails where directed at the  right people: the mayor, the superintendent, the I-design/partnership garbage, but never at a fellow teacher.  On principle alone, men who attack women get sympathy from nobody, regardless of the issue - we should all know that by now. What gives you the authority to attack this woman in public? What kind of work have you done that gives you such freedom?    Why don't you think about picking on men with power?  Maybe you should focus on your students instead of picking on a woman who's trying to get something done when some of us can't because the needs at our sites take us away from doing other work.   Regards, Ms. Mazariego SDC Algebra/ Geometry Teacher Central Region High  School #16B (53rd & Avalon- South Park) Sent from my iPad On Jun 16, 2012, at 11:22 AM, david garcia wrote:

>>>Ineptitude Savant - the Continuing MISadventures of Ingrid Villeda<<<
PLEASE FORWARD THIS MESSAGE
DO NOT RE-EDIT

Conjectures of heroism often draw an endless array of examples of the great leaders of history, fighting injustices and disheartening social causes ignored by established hierarchies which, exploit the needs of the many for the endowment of a few.
…Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, Buddha, his holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ and …Ingrid Villeda? Huh???

UTLA area representative …Ingrid Villeda???

When one thinks of the great heroes of human history, the one thing they ALL SEEM to have in common is that they challenged tyrannical opposition to justice in their time, General Eisenhower, Pancho Villa, Emilio Zapata…and lowly LAUSD school teachers???! Huh?!?!

LAUSD TEACHERS HAVE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY, a chance TO FIGHT INJUSTICE! TO RISE UP AND FIGHT CORRUPTION… unless of course you have NO CONVICTIONS as, a small number of UTLA leaders have “POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS”.

Never making any decisions or taking too controversial a stance on any position as this might compromise their re-electability.  So, the leadership of United Teachers of Los Angeles, such as Ingrid Villeda and others, never take a definitive stance in defense of teachers one way or the other…
In fact, EVERYONE IN UTLA’s LEADERSHIP IS AN ASPIRING bureaucrat!!

The problem with this "careerist" mentality is, although having ambitious leaders is always helpful in the business world, it undermines the integrity needed in a public institution. When you have leaders who are more interested in promoting themselves and climbing social ladders, such as Ingrid Villeda, Jose Lara, Gillian Russom, Greg Solkovits, Betty Forrester, and the endless number of "career politicians" who only want a lucrative job promotion higher within the union ranks and FURTHER AWAY from a classroom... you're left with a person who's objective is self promotion and therefore, these individuals do not consider whats in the best interest of a constituency.

Instead, these individuals mire their time in endless POLITICAL POSTURING... always claiming that they care about education reform, but NEVER taking A STANCE or doing anything that would be considered politically risky. L


THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR SHOULD SPEAK FOR ITSELF…
Failed tentative agreements for the past three years, contractual violations on behalf of the district which are never being challenged by the union, Laid-off teachers from previous years who are not even considered in the rehiring agreements, violations of state mandates (AB114) by a Superintendent that doesn’t even have a Doctorate degree, Union board members who are related to Law firms that the union does business with (conflict of interest?)…
Ingrid Villeda has no reason to be a UTLA area chair, or board of Directors member.

Every one of UTLA’s current leadership is a LIAR. Every ONE of them is RESPONSIBLE for UTLA’s ANNUAL FAILURE at fighting for the rights of teachers and their children...

Ingrid Villeda has no business being a union leader in the Nation's second largest school district.  Ms. Villeda needs to reconnect with why she entered this profession and that is, TEACHING!

These uninformed and misguided individuals have proven their incompetence time and time again...
The 2012 Tentative Agreement is a lie, and will benefit NO ONE other than LAUSD!

Yet UTLA will STILL PASS THE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT! How can a union allow its membership to VOTE AGAINST it's OWN INTERESTS!?!?!    



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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:42 AM

    It is disgraceful and misleading to print only one sided emails and entrap folks. You don't have permission to do this and it's illegal. One has to question why someone would do this to other teachers. Is it politics on your part too? It seems convenient and disingenuous.

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    1. Anonymous12:34 AM

      ✫✫✫Previously posted response✫✫✫

      Public education is being attacked by the purveyors of Privatization… who have installed their Corporatizing puppet, JOHN DEASY… as acting Superintendent in control of The Los Angeles Unified School District…. a man of questionable character, unverifiable credentials, and a personal acquaintance of Bill Gates, Eli Broad, and former colleague of Robert Felner…A CONVICTED FELON.

      These are verifiable facts, but nobody has the courage to openly discuss these claims, not out of “fear” of district reprisals---at least not for those who find themselves in positions of leadership within United Teachers of Los Angeles, but out of "STRATEGY".

      UTLA could easily fight LAUSD for the rights of teachers and those of us who have been laid off since 2008-2009, but publically challenging the legitimacy of Superintendent’s Deasy’s tenure would be considered political suicide, and no one who is currently in control of United Teachers of Los Angeles wishes to forfeit possible career advancements or potential job promotions after their “tenure” as union officers.

      If UTLA officership honestly represented its constituency’s best interests rather than their own interests, UTLA leadership would be proactive in actualizing a definitive strategy exposing the questionable decisions of the LAUSD Board of Education, but it hasn’t.

      In publically condemning LAUSD, these “career” union representatives endanger their promotional possibilities and would be in jeopardy of losing a possible “re-election”, hence the possibility of returning to a classroom instead of a lucrative +$100,00 annual salary position being a “consultant” or remaining in power indefinitely.

      My name is David R Garcia. Please, join me in defending the sanctity of a free and open public school system. By privatizing public schools, you “McDonaldize” public education into a generic. One size fits all template…an absolutely novel idea for profit, but it doesn’t take into account that nobody learns the same way, and it’s at the expense of real learning…
      And to answer your question, NO. I am NOT "entrapping" anybody...
      I have listed now, as I always do, included my name, often including my home phone, and address and ALWAYS INCLUDE MY EMAIL, I am not ashamed of telling the truth.

      LIKE IT OR NOT, at the end of the DAY…
      LAUSD wants to PRIVATIZE PUBLIC EDUCATION, and IF UTLA is NOT STOPPING THEM from achieving this, THEN THEY ARE AN ACCOMPLICE. I’m sorry to be the one to have to break this BAD NEWS TO YOU...
      But it’s something that SHOULD BE APPARENT to ALL OF US...if UTLA DOESN'T FIGHT BACK AGAINST LAUSD, then THE UTLA OFFICERSHIP MUST HAVE SOME PERSONAL benefit in SCHOOL CHARTERIZATION. That’s not disingenuous, that’s REALITY…

      By the way, if YOU have a CELL PHONE and are a witness to a violent crime, would you dial 911? If you would not call the authorities, then haven’t you condoned the crime you witnessed by allowing the criminal(s) to go unpunished?


      ✫✫✫DAVID R GARCIA✫✫✫

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  2. One sided? These emails are not edited . This the echange between a bully and her victim that I cut and pasted here so others could see what a bully does and how to cope with it. It is not my fault this woman is repugnant or that anyone reading it will probably be appalled by her profanity, threats and sexism. She made the exchange public, so there is no violation of privacy either. Your knowledge of the law is clearly limited to wishful thinking and fallacious logic. It seems to me bullies can always dish it out but they cannot take it. Please feel free to have a real attorney advise you on thos post. If he or she shows me cde or legislation that substansiates your assertion, I will remove it . I think you must have been in this bully's rhetoric class because both of you emloy some ass backward logic . If anyone is causing harm to teachers it's the union. And teachers like this one who threatened David Garcia in several ways. She implied he was a perv and suggested she would abuse CPS and file a false report about his comportment with students. She spewed foul, sexist language designed to provoke him snd/ or emasculate him. She dared to play off a double standard where his criticism of a female officer was inappropriate because of her gender, then she proceeded to issie insults and threat that escalated into a challenge . She actually told him where she was, a school, and when to be there , when school was in session, so she could kick his ass. He, on the other hand, remained civil, refrained from calling her namesand stayed focused on what matters: preparing for radical changes as both the district and union collapse under the burden of self service and dubious ethics. This teacher is the sort that gives the propaganda credibility . I don't think she is fit to shine a child's shoes much less educate him. That is not politics. I don't give a damn about politics or your spin on this. I care about children, my community, my calling and making sure social justice survives the careerists, philanthropists and teachers like this , who give all of us a bad rep. If you really care about teachers your time would be better spent constructing alternatives to the monsters in place. Like it or not LAUSD and UTLAs days are numbered.

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Be civil . Not obedient.