Because their strategy to win a contract is so lame, UFT leaders are under great pressure to reach a deal before the mayoral election. Bloomberg and the D.O.E. have the ATRs in their sights. Will this combination spell termination for many ATRs? What can we do to defend our colleagues? Check out the text of our latest leaflet, below. Then, reply to this email to get a pdf or hard copy to reproduce and distribute in your school.
Defend the ATRs!
Our next contract could be just around the corner. Please join us to discuss a rank and file response. Friday, October 2, 4 PM, room 313 at the High School of Art and Design, 1075 Second Avenue, near East57 Street. Closest subway stop is 59 Street/Lexington Avenue on the 4, 5, 6, N and R. Also nearby, 53 Street stop on the E and V trains.
True or False: 1. According to President Mulgrew, for the UFT, the most important race in the coming city elections is the mayoral race. 2. The majority of the time at the Special D.A. on UFT Contract demands was spent on discussion of UFT Contract demands. 3. At this D.A., President Mulgrew informed the Delegates what the city's demands were. 4. At this D.A., Mulgrew urged Delegates to let members know what the union's demands are, so we know what we need to mobilize to win.
Answers: If you answered "True" to any of these, you are under some degree of illusion that the UFT leadership is dedicated to democracy and to organizing members to win the best possible contract.
To find out what really happened at the Delegate Assembly (minus the verbatim demands, which those present were exhorted not to put in print to anybody) reply to this email, and ask for Marian Swerdlow's D.A. Notes.
For this and other recent TJC Leaflets, check out our website, TeachersforaJustContract.org.
Our mailing address is TJC, POB 1346, Bronx NY 10471