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Hello, ATRs are suing
Saturday, March 28, 2015
An ATR's letter to Mulgrew on phony mandated interviews
A letter to UFT president Mulgrew, whose union represents also paraprofessionals, who get placed when excessed from a school, but cannot ensure the same for excessed teachers. Remember that this president has been reported as using WNYC's phrase "unwanted teachers" referring to ATRs while on the station, when the fact is that ATRs have higher salaries which principals will avoid in favor of new recruits. Fair Student Funding creates this incentive to hire new teachers. This is why ATRs will very rarely stay in a position beyond June. Somehow Mulgrew cannot bring it to himself to utter these facts.
Mulgrew Cc: Amy Arundell; Michael
Sill Subject: Mandated Interviews
have just returned from my "mandated interview" at A.
Phillip Randolph H.S. I was told by the secretary that all of
the interviews had been cancelled last week. We were all given
letters, by the principal, to this affect. This is not what I
am writing you about. It is the blatant effort of Tweed to
paint all ATRs aka, The Walking Dead, as unhireable and therefore need
to be terminated.
back up this statement, a rash of senior teachers, in the pool, in
the outer boroughs are being hounded and setup by supervisors for "U"
ratings. I have also learned, in confidentiality, that we are
being deliberately sent on interviews that are nonexistent, which is
a violation of Art. 16, paragraphs 2 & 3 of our contract.
need to fix this now. Not in 2 months or 2 years, but now. We
have dedicated our lives to the children of the City of New York and
we deserve better than this. We are tired of hearing that the
union can't demand that we in the pool (ATR) not be terminated. You
are the president of the UFT. If they don't want to budge then
there should not have been a contract until the city did come around and
negotiated a viable, honest and respectable solution to this madness.
hope to hear from you concerning this latest in a very long history
of abuse of the senior teaching staff in the city and union.