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UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More

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 line.


Christina Gavin–Kathy Perez and Dan Leopold, Ronnie Almonte, Travis M. would like to join assembly. Would like to talk about untrue allegations in relation to using google team. Experienced requested for librarian listserve, went unresponded. Sends e-mail from her listing. A candidate contacted people saying due to the fact group contained UFT name, belonged to UFT. It is not a UFT list. Any one might be a part of by sending me an e-mail. Next complaint about untrue reviews versus me by Monthly bill Woodruff. On 49 instances recommended I messed up, experienced negative intentions and wounded union. Reported it was honest apology, but billed me with behaving in inappropriate way, and so another grievance was submitted. Speaks of Bar 47 distribution, but was not a union group, applied no union sources. Prohibited us from distributing flyers. Was verbally assaulted, and other candidates ended up slandered. Transcript readily available. 

Mary Perez–CL from Bronx, D79. March 25 UFT social at Bar 47. 10-12 academics joined about 3. Noticed a ton of aged close friends. Noticed no flyers, sat down and talked. Noticed William in entrance waiting for folks to come in. Saw folks offering UFC flyers. Was there to see close friends. At the bar, Christina came in, we ended up all set to go away. Saw her flyers and noticed her on phone. Explained to her I wasn’t fascinated, and she continued behind me. I felt harassed. Good friend questioned her to go away me by yourself. Monthly bill mentioned go away it on your own. 

Barr–Responses in response to election criticism at our past meeting. Have listened to from both of those sides. Probability for us to listen to. With regard to UFT librarians @gmail—This election was a minor various. We received problems about associates who took place to function for UFT utilizing their personalized accounts with UFT embedded in title. Advised them they could not use accounts with UFT embedded in it, for the reason that individuals may imagine you are speaking on behalf of UFT. Received same complaint about related group and arrived o very same summary. This assembly as properly as DAs should not be recorded. Will go into executive session if I will not have agreement. These are EB and DA principles. Trusting people today, and don’t wish to see recordings on social media. If people today won’t be able to cooperate, that will improve the way we do enterprise. Would like to have access, but not recording. We file for minutes, but never distribute outside the house. 

D7 celebration–We read different accounts. Everybody should act respectfully. Elections are over, we are a person union, and we have enemies who’d like us to are unsuccessful. We have to have to arrive with each other and transfer ahead. 


Michael Mulgrew–Welcomes all people. Albany–Assembly talking about mayoral handle. Also talking about course dimensions. Spring meeting–Course dimensions piece did well. Told governor, mayor, Regents that class measurement matters. They have to end June 7 because of primaries. New strains drawn, elected officers freaking out. We are focused on legislative session and significant coverage concerns. Many thanks everybody who came Saturday and spoke of what academics and users want. 

Calendar--Was just on cell phone–DOE has sent calendar to NYSED for acceptance. Hoping it will get completed. Will get it out when it really is accepted. Preposterous it will take so long.

June 9 will be like Election Day–distant. DOE agrees until there is purpose for folks to be onsite will be virtual.

32,400 persons loaded out survey. Negotiating committee will meet up with June 15. 


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

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

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

Mulgrew–We have an settlement but not signed. Regents have not gotten again to us on attractiveness or APPR. I did sign for waiver. The two us and they have to concur. Up to district, not union.

Q–D79 superintendent really fantastic, cares, is professional, but was not finalist. Now is section of it, but it’s an outrage. He was heads over other candidates. When new folks arrive in, can be disaster. Quite a few problems in this district. Require this human being in demand. 

A–He’s a excellent person, always there for kids. This is their process. Instructors advocate for numerous people to be supe, often sitting, in some cases not. Appears to be they are backing away from using tips of folks associated with method. Did not have an understanding of what they had been obtaining into. If men and women come to feel strongly, we will do what we can to assist. 

Faculty protection has been undertaking terrific work. Visited just about every university in metropolis, measured sq. footage and air flow. Hard year with violence, shootings and lockdowns. 

Studies from Districts–

DeShanna Barker–Queens HS had bowling occasion, 14 HS participated, was great function. 

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

Melody?–Asks for paid go away. Heart condition and chemo just take a long time. Members you should not have enough time in financial institutions. Grateful for health and fitness treatment, but only good if you can use it devoid of detriment of spouse and children. Hurts gals, unwell and disabled. We will not want educators to leave, require gains commensurate with personal sector. 

Janella Hinds--Abortion legal rights rally May 15. UFT customers came out on small recognize to march throughout Brooklyn Bridge and fight for proper to privacy confirmed in Roe v. Wade. On Might 17 George Altamare acknowledged for 69 decades of services in NYC labor council. We have been included in labor motion considering that our inception. Was proud to give him award. 

Tammy Miller–Thankful we had company appreciation ceremony May well 13. Many thanks childhood educators, nurses. Was good to see 350 companies rejoice culture and variety. 

Rashad Brown–Satisfaction committee executing Daniel Dromm scholarship. UFT customers can nominate. Will rejoice students in their communities. PSL bank loan forgiveness–Oct 31 2022 minimal waver finishes. Really don’t reduce out. 

Mary Atkinson–Studies on superintendent candidates at Town Hall. Join yours if it hasn’t taken spot. Our DRs and CLs have been heading to listen to and give comments. People today can question concerns and get pulse of local community. Can sign on to Zoom.

Mike Sill–250 yrs in the past James Madison reported (reads quotation about dividing mankind and animosity) Queries about election system have long gone so deep as to endanger election course of action. Debate really should fortify, not weaken us. One particular point to disagree about what transpired at the bar, but to assume worst about motivations does not bolster us. Need to discussion but not forged aspersions on one a further. We are one particular union. Let’s act like it.

Barr–All set to perform with any activists all set to take on this perform. Only way we will get by this is jointly. Every single dialogue strengthens us, in particular person, in meetings, online. We are nonetheless finest and strongest union in nation. 

Resolutions for AFT

Condemning dislike crimes versus Asians and Asian Us residents. 

Seung Lee–Carried in June 2021. Wishes UFT to exhibit leadership. 

Passes unanimously.

Second resolution contacting for POTUS to pardon Marcus Garvey

Rashad Brown–Nationwide condition needs to be managed now. About 100 a long time considering the fact that he was wrongly convicted of mail fraud. To start with civil rights hero. J. Edgar Hoover was wrong to undermine movement, governing administration experienced huge part, and we want to right this. 

Barr–This country has to occur to terms with its historical past.

Passes unanimously. We are adjourned. 6:53.