Support Dignity for ATRs

from the October 2011 New Action leaflet for the UFT Delegate Assembly

New Action is proud to support this bipartisan resolution. As part of the no-layoff agreement, ATRs can be forced to move every week; let’s make sure they are greeted in their new chapters, and that all Chapter Leaders understand and look out for their rights.

 Does this resolve the mess the DoE has created? No. As long as the DoE has a system that creates teachers without positions, be it by “school closing as policy” or by discouraging principals from hiring experienced staff, we have a problem.

But today we send a message to Bloomberg and Walcott and those who would vilify ATRs: these are our colleagues; we stand together.

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