UFT Executive Board May 23, 2022 Bar Talk and More

Cortez Deacetis

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


Christina Gavin–Kathy Perez and Dan Leopold, Ronnie Almonte, Travis M. would like to join conference. Wants to go over phony allegations in relation to working with google team. Had asked for librarian listserve, went unresponded. Sends email messages from her record. A candidate contacted individuals stating due to the fact team contained UFT title, belonged to UFT. It is not a UFT checklist. Anybody may perhaps join by sending me an email. 2nd complaint about fake reviews against me by Monthly bill Woodruff. On 49 instances prompt I messed up, experienced terrible intentions and wounded union. Explained it was sincere apology, but billed me with behaving in inappropriate way, and consequently one more complaint was submitted. Speaks of Bar 47 distribution, but was not a union team, utilized no union sources. Prohibited us from distributing flyers. Was verbally assaulted, and other candidates ended up slandered. Transcript offered. 

Mary Perez–CL from Bronx, D79. March 25 UFT social at Bar 47. 10-12 teachers joined about 3. Observed a good deal of outdated mates. Noticed no flyers, sat down and talked. Observed William in front waiting for men and women to occur in. Saw men and women offering UFC flyers. Was there to see pals. At the bar, Christina arrived in, we ended up prepared to go away. Observed her flyers and noticed her on cellphone. Told her I was not interested, and she continued at the rear of me. I felt harassed. Good friend requested her to depart me on your own. Invoice said leave it on your own. 

Barr–Reviews in response to election grievance at our last assembly. Have listened to from both equally sides. Opportunity for us to listen to. With respect to UFT librarians @gmail—This election was a small different. We bought grievances about customers who happened to work for UFT applying their individual accounts with UFT embedded in identify. Instructed them they could not use accounts with UFT embedded in it, since people today may possibly believe you are speaking on behalf of UFT. Acquired exact same complaint about very similar team and came o exact summary. This meeting as perfectly as DAs need to not be recorded. Will go into government session if I do not have settlement. These are EB and DA rules. Trusting individuals, and really don’t desire to see recordings on social media. If people can’t cooperate, that will improve the way we do business. Would like to have access, but not recording. We document for minutes, but really don’t distribute outside the house. 

D7 event–We read distinct accounts. Every person should act respectfully. Elections are in excess of, we are 1 union, and we have enemies who’d like us to are unsuccessful. We need to occur collectively and transfer forward. 


Michael Mulgrew–Welcomes everybody. Albany–Assembly talking about mayoral control. Also conversing about class dimensions. Spring meeting–Course dimension piece did perfectly. Told governor, mayor, Regents that course sizing issues. They have to end June 7 mainly because of primaries. New traces drawn, elected officers freaking out. We are centered on legislative session and major policy difficulties. Thanks absolutely everyone who arrived Saturday and spoke of what academics and customers need to have. 

Calendar--Was just on telephone–DOE has despatched calendar to NYSED for approval. Hoping it gets done. Will get it out when it’s approved. Preposterous it normally takes so extended.

June 9 will be like Election Day–remote. DOE agrees except if there’s cause for people to be onsite will be digital.

32,400 folks loaded out study. Negotiating committee will fulfill June 15. 


Q–Can we shift forward with SBOs on schedules–Ruling from NYS on Regents to attraction–APPR-are we incorporated?

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

Debbie Poulos–We have a pilot workday agreement. When it can be signed off and calendar goes out we are prepared. 

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

Q–D79 superintendent extremely very good, cares, is professional, but wasn’t finalist. Now is section of it, but it really is an outrage. He was heads earlier mentioned other candidates. When new people come in, can be catastrophe. A lot of concerns in this district. Require this human being in charge. 

A–He’s a fantastic male, generally there for young ones. This is their method. Academics advocate for several folks to be supe, often sitting down, from time to time not. Seems they are backing away from taking suggestions of folks concerned with course of action. Failed to comprehend what they ended up receiving into. If men and women come to feel strongly, we will do what we can to guidance. 

College safety has been undertaking good work. Visited each and every university in metropolis, calculated sq. footage and ventilation. Tricky 12 months with violence, shootings and lockdowns. 

Reports from Districts–

DeShanna Barker–Queens HS experienced bowling party, 14 HS participated, was fantastic event. 

Seung Lee--With four days observe, Asian American Parade, dozens of users showed up. Had kids, retirees, was excellent event. Had arranging conference, was fantastic week.

Melody?–Asks for compensated leave. Coronary heart sickness and chemo consider a very long time. Users never have plenty of time in financial institutions. Grateful for wellbeing treatment, but only superior if you can use it without having detriment of relatives. Hurts gals, unwell and disabled. We will not want educators to go away, have to have gains commensurate with non-public sector. 

Janella Hinds--Abortion legal rights rally May well 15. UFT customers came out on quick recognize to march throughout Brooklyn Bridge and fight for ideal to privateness verified in Roe v. Wade. On May perhaps 17 George Altamare acknowledged for 69 years of support in NYC labor council. We have been associated in labor movement given that our inception. Was very pleased to give him award. 

Tammy Miller–Grateful we had provider appreciation ceremony May well 13. Thanks childhood educators, nurses. Was great to see 350 suppliers rejoice culture and range. 

Rashad Brown–Pleasure committee carrying out Daniel Dromm scholarship. UFT customers can nominate. Will celebrate students in their communities. PSL bank loan forgiveness–Oct 31 2022 minimal waver finishes. Don’t get rid of out. 

Mary Atkinson–Reviews on superintendent candidates at Town Hall. Be a part of yours if it has not taken put. Our DRs and CLs have been likely to listen to and give comments. Persons can ask inquiries and get pulse of group. Can indication on to Zoom.

Mike Sill–250 years back James Madison stated (reads quotation about dividing mankind and animosity) Thoughts about election approach have absent so deep as to endanger election procedure. Discussion need to bolster, not weaken us. One point to disagree about what occurred at the bar, but to think worst about motivations does not fortify us. Need to debate but not cast aspersions on a single a further. We are a person union. Let’s act like it.

Barr–Completely ready to operate with any activists ready to take on this operat
e. Only way we will get by way of this is together. Just about every dialogue strengthens us, in particular person, in conferences, online. We are still best and strongest union in place. 

Resolutions for AFT

Condemning loathe crimes against Asians and Asian People. 

Seung Lee–Carried in June 2021. Needs UFT to clearly show leadership. 

Passes unanimously.

Next resolution contacting for POTUS to pardon Marcus Garvey

Rashad Brown–National scenario requires to be managed now. More than 100 yrs because he was wrongly convicted of mail fraud. Initial civil legal rights hero. J. Edgar Hoover was completely wrong to undermine movement, governing administration experienced enormous element, and we require to suitable this. 

Barr–This country has to appear to phrases with its history.

Passes unanimously. We are adjourned. 6:53.

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