ATRs, the unrepresented -- no elected representatives in the UFT

"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.
"To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another."
Thomas Paine, First Principles of Government

Hello, ATRs are suing

Sunday, May 3, 2015

ATRs need your help for an elected chapter, at the UFT Executive Board, Monday night

James Eterno and others will make the essential points stressing the need for ATRs to have their own UFT chapter, ATRs, being now distinctively institutionalized in Article 16 of the contract that the UFT agreed to with the NYC DOE last spring.

We need your assistance on Monday night from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.  If you can be at 52 Broadway in Manhattan on the second floor, Absent Teacher Reserves and Leave Replacement Teachers would appreciate your support.

Absent Teacher Reserves and Leave Replacement Teachers have been asking for an ATR Chapter to represent our unique interests for a long time now.  We have filed a complaint with the UFT Executive Board concerning the Chapter Election process.  ATRs are being compelled to vote and run for office at schools we are just passing through in May and might know nothing about instead of being permitted to vote for our own ATR representatives.

Our letter of protest is on the ICE blog as is a summary of the UFT response.

On Monday May 4, the UFT Executive Board will officially respond to our complaint.  

ATRs need your support. 

We can appeal to the AFT and the US Department of Labor so the Executive Board won't be the final word.  

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