May 25, 2024


Education is everything you need

UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More


LeRoy Barr–Welcomes us. Speaks to verifying guests on line.


Christina Gavin–Kathy Perez and Dan Leopold, Ronnie Almonte, Travis M. would like to be part of assembly. Needs to explore untrue allegations in relation to utilizing google team. Experienced requested for librarian listserve, went unresponded. Sends email messages from her checklist. A applicant contacted people today expressing simply because team contained UFT identify, belonged to UFT. It is not a UFT list. Any individual may possibly be part of by sending me an e mail. 2nd criticism about wrong reviews against me by Invoice Woodruff. On 49 situations prompt I messed up, experienced bad intentions and wounded union. Explained it was sincere apology, but billed me with behaving in inappropriate way, and so another complaint was submitted. Speaks of Bar 47 distribution, but was not a union team, utilized no union assets. Prohibited us from distributing flyers. Was verbally assaulted, and other candidates were being slandered. Transcript readily available. 

Mary Perez–CL from Bronx, D79. March 25 UFT social at Bar 47. 10-12 academics joined about 3. Observed a large amount of old friends. Observed no flyers, sat down and talked. Observed William in front ready for people to occur in. Noticed men and women offering UFC flyers. Was there to see buddies. At the bar, Christina arrived in, we were all set to depart. Saw her flyers and noticed her on cellular phone. Instructed her I was not intrigued, and she ongoing behind me. I felt harassed. Close friend asked her to leave me alone. Invoice mentioned leave it on your own. 

Barr–Responses in reaction to election complaint at our last conference. Have heard from both of those sides. Likelihood for us to hear. With respect to UFT librarians @gmail—This election was a very little distinct. We received complaints about customers who transpired to get the job done for UFT employing their individual accounts with UFT embedded in title. Informed them they could not use accounts with UFT embedded in it, mainly because people could imagine you are speaking on behalf of UFT. Got similar complaint about identical group and arrived o same conclusion. This meeting as properly as DAs must not be recorded. Will go into government session if I really don’t have arrangement. These are EB and DA guidelines. Trusting people, and will not want to see recordings on social media. If people are not able to cooperate, that will change the way we do small business. Would like to have obtain, but not recording. We history for minutes, but don’t distribute exterior. 

D7 party–We listened to distinct accounts. Absolutely everyone ought to act respectfully. Elections are over, we are a person union, and we have enemies who’d like us to are unsuccessful. We will need to arrive jointly and move ahead. 


Michael Mulgrew–Welcomes everybody. Albany–Assembly speaking about mayoral manage. Also speaking about class measurement. Spring meeting–Course size piece did properly. Instructed governor, mayor, Regents that course dimensions issues. They have to stop June 7 due to the fact of primaries. New strains drawn, elected officials freaking out. We are targeted on legislative session and important plan concerns. Many thanks every person who came Saturday and spoke of what teachers and customers want. 

Calendar--Was just on phone–DOE has despatched calendar to NYSED for acceptance. Hoping it gets completed. Will get it out when it is really accredited. Ridiculous it will take so long.

June 9 will be like Election Day–distant. DOE agrees except if there is certainly rationale for folks to be onsite will be digital.

32,400 men and women crammed out study. Negotiating committee will satisfy June 15. 


Q–Can we shift ahead with SBOs on schedules–Ruling from NYS on Regents to attractiveness–APPR-are we involved?

A–SBOs can be commenced. CLs like to do them all at when. 

Debbie Poulos–We have a pilot workday arrangement. When it’s signed off and calendar goes out we are prepared. 

Mulgrew–We have an agreement but not signed. Regents have not gotten back to us on appeal or APPR. I did indication for waiver. Both of those us and they have to agree. Up to district, not union.

Q–D79 superintendent pretty great, cares, is educated, but wasn’t finalist. Now is part of it, but it really is an outrage. He was heads higher than other candidates. When new folks occur in, can be disaster. Several issues in this district. Require this human being in charge. 

A–He’s a superior guy, normally there for children. This is their course of action. Teachers advocate for different people today to be supe, in some cases sitting down, occasionally not. Appears they are backing absent from taking recommendations of folks included with process. Failed to comprehend what they ended up getting into. If people today feel strongly, we will do what we can to help. 

University safety has been performing terrific job. Frequented every single faculty in town, measured square footage and ventilation. Tough calendar year with violence, shootings and lockdowns. 

Stories from Districts–

DeShanna Barker–Queens HS experienced bowling function, 14 HS participated, was wonderful party. 

Seung Lee--With 4 days see, Asian American Parade, dozens of users confirmed up. Experienced kids, retirees, was good function. Experienced arranging meeting, was great week.

Melody?–Asks for compensated go away. Heart sickness and chemo just take a lengthy time. Members will not have sufficient time in banks. Grateful for overall health treatment, but only fantastic if you can use it with no detriment of family. Hurts ladies, ill and disabled. We really don’t want educators to depart, require gains commensurate with personal sector. 

Janella Hinds--Abortion legal rights rally May possibly 15. UFT members arrived out on limited see to march throughout Brooklyn Bridge and combat for correct to privacy confirmed in Roe v. Wade. On May perhaps 17 George Altamare acknowledged for 69 a long time of service in NYC labor council. We have been associated in labor motion given that our inception. Was very pleased to give him award. 

Tammy Miller–Thankful we had company appreciation ceremony Could 13. Many thanks childhood educators, nurses. Was excellent to see 350 suppliers celebrate culture and range. 

Rashad Brown–Pleasure committee accomplishing Daniel Dromm scholarship. UFT customers can nominate. Will celebrate learners in their communities. PSL personal loan forgiveness–Oct 31 2022 limited waver finishes. You should not shed out. 

Mary Atkinson–Stories on superintendent candidates at Town Corridor. Join yours if it has not taken area. Our DRs and CLs have been likely to listen to and give responses. Individuals can request issues and get pulse of neighborhood. Can sign on to Zoom.

Mike Sill–250 several years ago James Madison stated (reads estimate about dividing mankind and animosity) Questions about election procedure have gone so deep as to endanger election approach. Debate should really reinforce, not weaken us. A person matter to disagree about what took place at the bar, but to assume worst about motivations does not improve us. Really should debate but not forged aspersions on one one more. We are a person union. Let’s act like it.

Barr–Prepared to do the job with any activists ready to take on this get the job done. Only way we will get by way of this is jointly. Just about every discussion strengthens us, in human being, in conferences, on the net. We are nevertheless greatest and strongest union in country. 

Resolutions for AFT

Condemning loathe crimes towards Asians and Asian Us residents. 

Seung Lee–Carried in June 2021. Wants UFT to present leadership. 

Passes unanimously.

Next resolution calling for POTUS to pardon Marcus Garvey

Rashad Brown–Nationwide predicament needs to be taken care of now. In excess of 100 years considering the fact that he was wrongly convicted of mail fraud. Initial civil legal rights hero. J. Edgar Hoover was mistaken to undermine movement, govt had large aspect, and we want to appropriate this. 

Barr–This state has to arrive to phrases with its record.

Passes unanimously. We are adjourned. 6:53.


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