UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More

Jeanne A. Curley

LeRoy Barr–Welcomes us. Speaks to verifying people online.


Christina Gavin–Kathy Perez and Dan Leopold, Ronnie Almonte, Travis M. would like to be a part of conference. Desires to explore fake allegations in relation to applying google team. Experienced requested for librarian listserve, went unresponded. Sends e-mails from her listing. A prospect contacted people today declaring mainly because group contained UFT identify, belonged to UFT. It is not a UFT record. Everyone may join by sending me an electronic mail. Second complaint about fake reviews in opposition to me by Invoice Woodruff. On 49 occasions advised I messed up, experienced negative intentions and wounded union. Mentioned it was honest apology, but billed me with behaving in inappropriate method, and as a result an additional complaint was filed. Speaks of Bar 47 distribution, but was not a union group, utilized no union methods. Prohibited us from distributing flyers. Was verbally assaulted, and other candidates were slandered. Transcript readily available. 

Mary Perez–CL from Bronx, D79. March 25 UFT social at Bar 47. 10-12 instructors joined about 3. Observed a large amount of aged good friends. Saw no flyers, sat down and talked. Saw William in entrance waiting around for men and women to arrive in. Saw persons giving UFC flyers. Was there to see friends. At the bar, Christina arrived in, we ended up all set to leave. Saw her flyers and noticed her on cellphone. Explained to her I wasn’t interested, and she continued behind me. I felt harassed. Pal requested her to leave me by yourself. Invoice claimed leave it alone. 

Barr–Opinions in reaction to election criticism at our very last conference. Have read from the two sides. Likelihood for us to listen to. With respect to UFT librarians @gmail—This election was a little distinct. We acquired problems about users who took place to get the job done for UFT using their individual accounts with UFT embedded in title. Advised them they could not use accounts with UFT embedded in it, because individuals may possibly believe you are speaking on behalf of UFT. Obtained similar criticism about equivalent group and arrived o very same conclusion. This meeting as effectively as DAs should really not be recorded. Will go into executive session if I don’t have agreement. These are EB and DA guidelines. Trusting persons, and will not want to see recordings on social media. If persons can not cooperate, that will change the way we do business. Would like to have accessibility, but not recording. We record for minutes, but don’t distribute exterior. 

D7 party–We read distinctive accounts. Anyone should really act respectfully. Elections are over, we are a single union, and we have enemies who’d like us to fail. We need to occur collectively and transfer forward. 


Michael Mulgrew–Welcomes all people. Albany–Assembly talking about mayoral handle. Also talking about course sizing. Spring conference–Course sizing piece did effectively. Told governor, mayor, Regents that course dimensions matters. They have to end June 7 due to the fact of primaries. New traces drawn, elected officials freaking out. We are concentrated on legislative session and significant coverage concerns. Thanks all people who arrived Saturday and spoke of what teachers and members require. 

Calendar--Was just on cellphone–DOE has despatched calendar to NYSED for approval. Hoping it will get completed. Will get it out when it can be approved. Ridiculous it takes so very long.

June 9 will be like Election Working day–remote. DOE agrees except there is purpose for persons to be onsite will be digital.

32,400 people today loaded out survey. Negotiating committee will meet June 15. 


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

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

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

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

Q–D79 superintendent extremely great, cares, is professional, but wasn’t finalist. Now is portion of it, but it can be an outrage. He was heads previously mentioned other candidates. When new people occur in, can be disaster. Lots of difficulties in this district. Have to have this human being in demand. 

A–He is a very good guy, usually there for young ones. This is their system. Academics advocate for different persons to be supe, in some cases sitting, sometimes not. Appears to be they are backing away from taking suggestions of people today concerned with process. Didn’t understand what they ended up having into. If people truly feel strongly, we will do what we can to help. 

Faculty basic safety has been undertaking great job. Frequented every single university in city, measured square footage and ventilation. Tricky yr with violence, shootings and lockdowns. 

Reviews from Districts–

DeShanna Barker–Queens HS experienced bowling occasion, 14 HS participated, was good occasion. 

Seung Lee--With 4 times discover, Asian American Parade, dozens of users confirmed up. Experienced kids, retirees, was great party. Had arranging meeting, was great 7 days.

Melody?–Asks for paid out depart. Coronary heart ailment and chemo get a extended time. Users do not have plenty of time in banking institutions. Grateful for health treatment, but only good if you can use it devoid of detriment of family. Hurts women, ill and disabled. We will not want educators to go away, will need positive aspects commensurate with private sector. 

Janella Hinds--Abortion rights rally Could 15. UFT users arrived out on shorter detect to march throughout Brooklyn Bridge and combat for ideal to privateness confirmed in Roe v. Wade. On Might 17 George Altamare acknowledged for 69 several years of services in NYC labor council. We’ve been associated in labor movement due to the fact our inception. Was very pleased to give him award. 

Tammy Miller–Grateful we experienced supplier appreciation ceremony May well 13. Many thanks childhood educators, nurses. Was great to see 350 companies rejoice culture and variety. 

Rashad Brown–Pride committee executing Daniel Dromm scholarship. UFT users can nominate. Will celebrate learners in their communities. PSL personal loan forgiveness–Oct 31 2022 limited waver ends. You should not drop out. 

Mary Atkinson–Reports on superintendent candidates at City Hall. Sign up for yours if it has not taken place. Our DRs and CLs have been likely to hear and give feedback. People today can ask questions and get pulse of local community. Can indicator on to Zoom.

Mike Sill–250 several years ago James Madison said (reads estimate about dividing mankind and animosity) Issues about election process have absent so deep as to endanger election approach. Debate should really bolster, not weaken us. Just one matter to disagree about what occurred at the bar, but to believe worst about motivations does not bolster us. Ought to discussion but not forged aspersions on just one an additional. We are just one union. Let’s act like it.

Barr–Ready to get the job done with any activists completely ready to choose on this get the job done. Only way we will get by this is together. Each discussion strengthens us, in man or woman, in meetings, on line. We are nonetheless best and strongest union in state. 

Resolutions for AFT

Condemning dislike crimes from Asians and Asian Us citizens. 

Seung Lee–Carried in June 2021. Would like UFT to show management. 

Passes unanimously.

2nd resolution calling for POTUS to pardon Marcus Garvey

Rashad Brown–National circumstance demands to be dealt with now. In excess of 100 yrs due to the fact he was wrongly convicted of mail fraud. To start with civil legal rights hero. J. Edgar Hoover was improper to undermine movement, authorities experienced huge aspect, and we have to have to appropriate this. 

Barr–This region has to arrive to terms with its historical past.

Passes unanimously. We are adjourned. 6:53.

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