The following update was sent Wednesday, December 10, 2020 to all DOE paraprofits occupied by UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT Paraprofessionals Chapter Shelvy Young-Abrams. At the summer town hall meeting, Mulgrew said they were negotiating housing for those who care for/live vulnerable family members. The complaint may have expedited the process to reach this agreement. Schools can now use the School-Based Option Method (SBO) to modify certain contractual items with respect to teacher schedules, school hours, clearing positions and now new mixed education agreements. Laughing out loud. Chalkbeat New York@ChalkbeatNY “I`m ready to quit,” a principal said of Friday night`s agreement between the city and the teachers` union Once again, UFT management and the Ministry of Education have agreed to nod to reason, while leaving open big unanswered questions that school staff, parents and students have been asking for months. This recent agreement is in fact a total tolerance of the mayor`s mixed education plan, underfunded, uncertain, understaffed and informative. The only way to upset teachers is the UFT agreement. (There is no way to target those who have unsubscribed. Remember that the city is a short teacher and not all new employees are UFT members until they have completed all their papers – usually the first week or two of work.) But I think there`s something painful to come. Mulgrew can accept a two-week teacher furlough if schools close again for two weeks or even a month to save the city from financial disaster. Cuomo must really consider leaving deBlasio before doing even more damage. Complaints that were filed last week were not brought to the DOE by UFT.
They were delayed for this new BS agreement, which is now responsible for the DOE`s inability to comply with the agreement with the chapter`s leaders. Chapter Leaders are now expected to create a specific SBO to enable MOA violations and increase the workload of their employees. Otherwise, dieUFT can intervene to negotiate for you. Instead of resolving our complaints in two business days, nothing was done. The CL was informed last night (9/25). Uft still on their crap CLs, endangering the staff of our schools and intentionally any resolution for their health/safety – corporate complaints spent the 29th and October back of the students. You failed in this town. I am pleased that we can finally vote on the program we have developed.
We have a timetable that we are satisfied with, that is not in line with the other agreements, but that works. No class-sized injuries, only mixed roles.