Monday, April 25, 2022

UFT Executive Board April 25, 2022--UFT Goes to Court Over Unfounded Suspensions by DOE

LeRoy Barr-- Welcomes us.


Barr--5K walk May 14 MCU Park Spring Conference, Teacher leader action showcase. May 21 Nurse awards May 17 Better Speech and hearing May 18, virtual, Next Exec Board May 9. DA May 25  D11 dinner dance May 6 Provider Awards May 13

Reports from Districts--

Mike Sill--Summer school postings up. Involved in reaching out to people on intent list, must declare intent by May 15 or deemed voluntarily resigned. Will be process for those on vax status too. Ed TPA, which cost 300 dollars, was inconvenient, has been eliminated. 

Mike Schirtzer--Thanks Listen Up panel, was good to see classroom teachers talking to elected officials, spoke of class size, social emotional issues. 

Michael Mulgrew--Hopes everyone had and took a break.  Still trying to work out calendar. Tough with new crew. DOE vax cards--City believes some cards are fraudulent, removed them from payroll. Not about vaccine, but contract. Do they have the right to remove people from payroll? We say no. City trying to conflate arbitration award to gain additional right. We have taken legal action. When DOE issues incorrect orders, we have to challenge them. Based on OSI report. 

Listen Up was great event. Sent out video today. Will do more of that through Spring. Covered class size and inadequate curriculum. Teachers want children happy, criticized school facilities. Got people looking around. 

We are going to arbitration on 683 vacation days. Have confidence in grievance dept.

Next Monday is holiday. Still trying to get feds to stop labeling schools failures based on test scores. 

Trying to push Biden admin on retirement security, not only for us. Fewer and fewer people have it. 


Q--US History Regents June 1, only one prototype released, totally new. Are you aware?

A--Working on it. Global number one reason students don't graduate on time. Very important to have prototypes. 

Q--Members dealing with vax cards--How are we planning to support them? People I talk to say they've had the shots.

A--We are reaching out to them. Have them speak with Michael Sill. Have already started filing, can use more info. 

Q--Heard from members just returned from vacation, didn't have ballots, could we extend deadline?

Carl Cambria--We spoke with AAA, cannot guarantee after deadline members will receive them. Not ideal to go there, but they can on Thursday and Friday between 9 and 5. Was only alternative that worked. Post Office not working at same pace as last time and needed additional time. 

Priscilla Castro--Reports that during break ARP had conferences, had paras across borough.  

Servia Silva--District 3, 4, 5, 6 had para event with Welfare Fund, certification, special ed. reps, many giveaways.

Joe Eusatch--Students will get Shanker Scholarship Acceptance emails tomorrow. June 7 date of scholarship. 

6:24 We are adjourned.

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