With time running out to reverse budget cuts, UFT leadership opts to mobilize lawyers, but not members.
Over a month ago, I penned a piece entitled “The UFT Must Mobilize Immediately to Fight Budget Cuts.” I argued that, with draconian budget being forced through, we had to specifically mobilize UFT members and not just rely on the usual non-militant methods. Despite Mulgrew’s rhetoric of going
Summary/Analysis: For those of us who go to lots of meetings, the notes from tonight look very similar to the most recent executive board meeting and the Delegate Assembly before it, though the details on budget cuts were a bit more specific. Unfortunately, while there is more detail about our schoo
Summary/Analysis: Tonight was a quick meeting. Turnout was low – a combination, I think, of the mayoral control hearing in Queens and weather-induced work-from-home decisions for some UFT staffers. Most of the news came in the question period when Tom Brown answered my inquiry about the new pensio
At this week’s DA, Michael Mulgrew put forth a used car salesman pitch presentation about why our healthcare is about to change. His speech itself is in my minutes, and the PowerPoint that displayed behind him can be found here. There wasn’t much new here, and my most recent article on hea
Summary/Analysis: That’s enough summarizing I think. I’ll leave the rest for standalone articles. My informal minutes follow. President’s Report DA starts late at 4:20 PM Someone asks for a FT pom pom hat, Mulgrew responds he’ll look into it (retro collection) Last DA of 2023. Healthcare rep
On Tuesday 12.12.23 at 5:30 PM, UFT’s New Action Caucus (NAC/UFT) will come together as we ramp up our education/advocacy efforts around healthcare, pension, and working conditions for UFT members. To join NAC: http://newaction.org/join To register: http://register.newaction.org The Unit
Summary/Analysis: For the rest, read my unofficial minutes: Open Mic: Norm Scott: A number of issues that the UFT has let us down. Healthcare. We hear the word choice – somehow we don’t have the choice because of lawsuits. But choice with a price. The choice you can have is you stay in Medicare