|UFT President Mulgrew Seen Here With Vichy President Philippe Pétain|
But along with this memo is a campaign flyer that the CL's are to put in everyone's mailboxes on May 1. Coincidentally, International Worker's Day, or May Day. Gee whilickers, what a coincidence that May 1 was chosen. But, before we deride LeRoy, El Presidente Mulgrew, and Unity with snarkiness and sarcasm, perhaps we shall together examine the flyer we all will be getting this Tuesday.
I never noticed so many accomplishments. OK, please stop laughing. I know, I fell down and withered in laughter when I first read this. But thanks to the crack team at SBSB we have run the flyer through the SXS-3000 Bullshit Detector and were able to find the real truth behind these ridiculous statements.
1. Fighting For A Fair Evaluation System
So it is fair in when only 13 percent of teachers can appeal their ineffective ratings, and this is based on harassment issues. How are the 13 percent chosen? Will some teachers be more equal than other teachers?
How is the evaluation system fair in which we all know that not only are the tests flawed, the algorithm's that decide the Value Added Measurement wrong, but that children inherently have too many variables to successfully monitor in some skewed test, scored in some skewed manner?
2. Preserving The Rights And The Dignity Of The ATR's
OK, sure. Of course. Come on get real. Does Mulgrew read the NYC ATR Blog? How come every ATR that has shown up in my school has been over the age of 40 and inexplicably a person of color? These people are just so gosh diddly darn proud and happy to be ATR's. In fact, a female ATR that is over 40 years of age who was in the system 25 years and was a reading specialist, would you believe that her services were not needed anywhere at all? How is this explained?
3. Averting Layoffs Of Members
Yeah, yeah. Of course anyone who ever wished for a sabbatical can kiss that dream good-bye. Thank you so much Mulgrew.
4. Preserving Our Tenure Rights
Yeah, haven't screwed this one up yet. That is unless you don't count the teachers who are on the 5th year of probation now because of some flawed TDR, from a flawed testing system, which was seen by a flawed superintendent, that passed judgement on a teacher that never saw teach and never met. Thanks Mulgrew.
5. Defending Our Defined Benefit Pension Plan
Yes, thank you for giving me Tier I rights. Now what about the new Tier V's? Tier XI's? Hey Mulgrew, we did not screw up the pension system, Wall St did. There is no crisis. It was created to destroy public pensions and to destroy public employment.
6. Protecting Our Health and Welfare Fund Benefits
Thanks Mulgrew for the mail order for maintenance medications. Now instead of dealing with the pharmacist of your choice, you get no pharmacist. Hey, it might be cheaper this way, but some people like to deal with the warmth of someone that knows them. Someone who knows their entire medication history and someone who will be there to warn of any stranger drug interactions. Have you ever thought that your members might have been open and accepted to a surcharge if they went to a REAL pharmacy? Perhaps $10? Why were we just told of this instead of getting our input? I guess life from the gilded fortified perch has left you a little lacking of the rank and file, right Mulgrew?
Mulgrew and Unity must be stopped. Not soon, not a year from now, but right now. There must be some type of revolution from the rank and file to topple, overthrow, and be rid of this person that claims he is the leader of the UFT. Mulgrew does not care about being a leader, does not care in looking out of the teachers. Mulgrew just cares about the perks of office, the perks of what he can get, when he wants it, and only if it benefits him and no one else.