UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More

UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More

LeRoy Barr–Welcomes us. Speaks to verifying website visitors on the net.

Speakers

Christina Gavin–Kathy Perez and Dan Leopold, Ronnie Almonte, Travis M. would like to be part of assembly. Desires to discuss false allegations in relation to employing google team. Had asked for librarian listserve, went unresponded. Sends e-mail from her list. A prospect contacted folks saying mainly because team contained UFT identify, belonged to UFT. It is not a UFT listing. Any person may well join by sending me an e mail. Next complaint about bogus reports towards me by Monthly bill Woodruff. On 49 situations instructed I messed up, had lousy intentions and wounded union. Stated it was sincere apology, but charged me with behaving in inappropriate way, and consequently a further grievance was submitted. Speaks of Bar 47 distribution, but was not a union group, employed no union means. Prohibited us from distributing flyers. Was verbally assaulted, and other candidates have been slandered. Transcript accessible. 

Mary Perez–CL from Bronx, D79. March 25 UFT social at Bar 47. 10-12 instructors joined about 3. Noticed a large amount of outdated mates. Observed no flyers, sat down and talked. Observed William in entrance waiting around for persons to occur in. Observed men and women giving UFC flyers. Was there to see good friends. At the bar, Christina came in, we have been completely ready to go away. Saw her flyers and observed her on mobile phone. Told her I was not intrigued, and she ongoing powering me. I felt harassed. Close friend questioned her to depart me alone. Invoice stated leave it alone. 

Barr–Remarks in reaction to election criticism at our very last assembly. Have read from both sides. Prospect for us to hear. With regard to UFT librarians @gmail—This election was a minor diverse. We bought grievances about users who took place to work for UFT employing their personalized accounts with UFT embedded in title. Informed them they could not use accounts with UFT embedded in it, mainly because people may feel you are talking on behalf of UFT. Bought very same criticism about related group and arrived o exact conclusion. This conference as very well as DAs really should not be recorded. Will go into executive session if I don’t have agreement. These are EB and DA rules. Trusting people today, and will not desire to see recordings on social media. If men and women are not able to cooperate, that will transform the way we do small business. Would like to have access, but not recording. We document for minutes, but don’t distribute outside the house. 

D7 occasion–We heard different accounts. Everybody ought to act respectfully. Elections are in excess of, we are just one union, and we have enemies who’d like us to are unsuccessful. We want to appear with each other and go forward. 

Minutes–authorised.

Michael Mulgrew–Welcomes absolutely everyone. Albany–Assembly discussing mayoral handle. Also chatting about course dimensions. Spring convention–Course size piece did well. Explained to governor, mayor, Regents that class size matters. They have to finish June 7 for the reason that of primaries. New strains drawn, elected officials freaking out. We are centered on legislative session and main coverage concerns. Thanks absolutely everyone who came Saturday and spoke of what academics and members want. 

Calendar--Was just on mobile phone–DOE has despatched calendar to NYSED for acceptance. Hoping it will get accomplished. Will get it out when it is accepted. Preposterous it normally takes so very long.

June 9 will be like Election Day–distant. DOE agrees except there is certainly cause for people today to be onsite will be digital.

32,400 individuals loaded out study. Negotiating committee will meet June 15. 

Inquiries-

Q–Can we go ahead with SBOs on schedules–Ruling from NYS on Regents to enchantment–APPR-are we integrated?

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

Debbie Poulos–We have a pilot workday agreement. When it is really signed off and calendar goes out we are all set. 

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

Q–D79 superintendent very superior, cares, is well-informed, but was not finalist. Now is portion of it, but it can be an outrage. He was heads above other candidates. When new men and women occur in, can be catastrophe. A lot of concerns in this district. Need to have this person in charge. 

A–He is a excellent man, always there for children. This is their method. Teachers advocate for many people today to be supe, at times sitting, at times not. Would seem they are backing away from getting suggestions of people included with procedure. Did not realize what they had been acquiring into. If people today truly feel strongly, we will do what we can to support. 

School security has been executing terrific career. Frequented just about every college in town, calculated sq. footage and air flow. Hard yr with violence, shootings and lockdowns. 

Experiences from Districts–

DeShanna Barker–Queens HS had bowling party, 14 HS participated, was great event. 

Seung Lee--With four days see, Asian American Parade, dozens of users confirmed up. Experienced children, retirees, was excellent party. Had organizing conference, was wonderful 7 days.

Melody?–Asks for paid out leave. Coronary heart condition and chemo just take a extensive time. Associates will not have enough time in financial institutions. Grateful for overall health treatment, but only excellent if you can use it with no detriment of relatives. Hurts gals, ill and disabled. We don’t want educators to leave, need gains commensurate with personal sector. 

Janella Hinds--Abortion rights rally May perhaps 15. UFT customers arrived out on shorter observe to march across Brooklyn Bridge and fight for ideal to privacy verified in Roe v. Wade. On Might 17 George Altamare acknowledged for 69 years of company in NYC labor council. We’ve been involved in labor motion due to the fact our inception. Was happy to give him award. 

Tammy Miller–Thankful we had supplier appreciation ceremony May perhaps 13. Thanks childhood educators, nurses. Was terrific to see 350 suppliers celebrate lifestyle and range. 

Rashad Brown–Pleasure committee doing Daniel Dromm scholarship. UFT users can nominate. Will rejoice college students in their communities. PSL mortgage forgiveness–Oct 31 2022 confined waver finishes. Don’t reduce out. 

Mary Atkinson–Studies on superintendent candidates at City Hall. Be part of yours if it has not taken area. Our DRs and CLs have been heading to listen to and give suggestions. Folks can check with issues and get pulse of neighborhood. Can sign on to Zoom.

Mike Sill–250 many years back James Madison mentioned (reads quotation about dividing mankind and animosity) Concerns about election approach have gone so deep as to endanger election course of action. Debate should really fortify, not weaken us. One factor to disagree about what took place at the bar, but to think worst about motivations does not reinforce us. Ought to discussion but not solid aspersions on a single a further. We are a single union. Let us act like it.

Barr–Prepared to perform with any activists ready to get on this work. Only way we will get as a result of this is collectively. Every single conversation strengthens us, in individual, in meetings, on the web. We are nevertheless finest and strongest union in state. 

Resolutions for AFT

Condemning despise crimes towards Asians and Asian Individuals. 

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

Passes unanimously.

Next resolution calling for POTUS to pardon Marcus Garvey

Rashad Brown–Countrywide problem desires to be dealt with now. In excess of 100 a long time due to the fact he was wrongly convicted of mail fraud. Initially civil legal rights hero. J. Edgar Hoover was mistaken to undermine motion, govt had substantial aspect, and we have to have to proper this. 

Barr–This nation has to appear to terms with its historical past.

Passes unanimously. We are adjourned. 6:53.