So far this month @uftny President Mulgrew has said that Measure of Student Learning (MOSL) is still required this year. And in typical passive, business-oriented UNITY Caucus fashion, he said he’s just hoping the state or feds will grant us a waiver, instead of fighting in any way. Also state tests for June and August are still on the table. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. UFT Solidarity is filling the leadership vacuum at the UFT left by the Michael Mulgrew led Unity Caucus. UFT President Michael Mulgrew. UFT President Michael Mulgrew said on Sunday they would be compiling a list of members who have expressed interest in receiving the vaccine as soon as UFT President Michael Mulgrew expressed frustrations on what he says New York City's inability to deliver on testing protocols and PPE in a video address to members Friday. Michael Mulgrew has won a fourth term as President of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), a union representing the majority of public school teachers in New York City. For as long as he represents the UFT, teachers are enslaved. UFT members elected Michael Mulgrew to a fourth term as president of the union with 86.2 percent of the votes cast. June 3, 2016 UFT President Michael Mulgrew By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel. Never mind this would be the fastest vaccine approval in history, only in existence for less than a year and a half. …well, not really, but kind of. When Randi Weingarten moved Mike and Emma to the UFT, what did she know, and how was she involved in keeping an investigation from happening? Never mind that both Pfizer and Moderna admit they don’t know if their vaccines will or will not prevent the transmission of SARS CoV-2 for those who are vaccinated. 1-13-21. Mulgrew received 38,591 votes, or 86.2 percent of the votes cast, the union announced on April 18. (And he has the nerve to criticize Trump!) The union's executive board elected Mulgrew in July 2009. Change ), Email From NYC Schools Chancellor on In-School COVID Testing, Twitter Locks TEACHERS FOR CHOICE Account For Posting Article From Mexican Press, UFT President Mulgrew Responds to Our COVID Vaccine Concerns. Never mind that if you are injured or killed by this vaccine Pfizer and Moderna have been legally indemnified and cannot be sued. Currently it is prohibited for such EUA products to be mandatory, as everyone must have the right to refuse under federal law (note that PCR COVID tests are currently only under EUA as well). A lesson I learned long ago as an ATR. In the January 8th edition of THE CHIEF the featured article is on the UFT’s rollout of the COVID vaccine. It seems to me that more and more teachers charged with 3020-a are getting a specification with words to the effect of “tampering with an investigation”, thus we need to know if this applies to Mike Mulgrew, Emelina Camacho-Mendez, Randi … Sign our petition against Vaccine Mandates for Educators, which has over 17,000 signatures. If the UFT refuses a meeting with President Mulgrew and continues to ignore our plight, we will be forced to pursue a PERB complaint against the UFT for failing to enforce the contract and defend members from anti-union animus at the hands Mr. Urena and his abusive administration. Michael Mulgrew is the fifth President of the United Federation of Teachers, the trade union of teachers in New York City, New York. All 102 seats on the union’s Executive Board were won by the Unity Caucus. They issued a press release demanding the closing of school buildings and switch to all remote education that resulted in significant press coverage today. ©2021 FOX Television Stations, Man wanted in series of livery cab robberies, DC police officer who responded to US Capitol riot died by suicide days later, chief says, Alaska illustrator becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal, Alaska to investigate issuance of '3REICH' personalized license plate number, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit, COVID-19 symptoms remained for at least 6 months for some Wuhan patients, study finds. by Michael Kane . A City Hall spokesperson defended the testing regime. UFT President Michael Mulgrew said he will do everything in his power to prevent schools that don’t meet stringent safety standards from reopening next month -- even if it means going to court. A UFT spokeswoman said Mr. Mulgrew “stressed it is a personal decision whether or not to be vaccinated and reminded everyone that New York State will not mandate the vaccine.”  (emphasis added). To UFT President Mike Mulgrew: I write to you as a UFT member and steering committee member for NY Teachers For Choice who represents the opinion of thousands of UFT members. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I am very concerned we are going to see Mr. Mulgrew flip-flop on this issue repeatedly depending on which way the wind is blowing, what reporter he is talking to, when he is talking to them, what publication they work for, etc…. Prior to his current position, Michael was elected Vice President for Career and Technical Education (CTE) High Schools in 2005 and became the union’s Chief Operating Officer in 2008. At a news conference on the explosion of class sizes across all grades, UFT President Michael Mulgrew explained why Mayor Bloomberg's postion on class sizes is out of touch with reality.. The American Arbitration Association announced the tally on April 18. I am extremely grateful to reporter Crystal Lewis of THE CHIEF for covering our concerns and asking hard questions to UFT leadership. Read our first resolution in its entirety at the following link: Resolution to Divert Union Dues from NY Teacher Unions to an Emergency Health Protection Fund. TWU Local 100 Battles MTA to Keep Station Agents on the Job The statement above is so very complete and on track, given the realities about possible mandates in the future. Mulgrew is purposely changing the narrative and accusing others of what he himself is guilty of. It is also good to see that this is a much different statement than what Mr. Mulgrew said to UFT members at a November 23rd virtual town hall meeting, where he stated the vaccine would likely be mandatory for teachers by September 2021. You have my solemn promise that this union will do everything in its power … Mandates could then be eminent. UFT President Michael Mulgrew held a press conference on the reopening of city elementary schools at Sol Lain Playground, next to PS 134. A Microsoft 365 subscription offers an ad-free interface, custom domains, enhanced security options, the full desktop version of Office, and 1 TB of cloud storage. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Home » UFT Solidarity Posts » Mulgrew’s 11/29 Email on School Reopening Mulgrew’s 11/29 Email on School Reopening By Member Support November 30, 2020 November 30, 2020 UFT Solidarity Posts If Union leaders refuse to make contact with us we have no choice but to go forward with our plans to divert union dues to an Emergency Health Protection Fund for New York educators as we clearly see multiple actions and lawsuits coming on the horizon around medical mandates for educators. Watch this video to hear more from UFT President Michael Mulgrew… At that time we also wrote an open letter to Mr. Mulgrew but received no response back whatsoever. Mulgrew, the Unity Caucus candidate, received 38,591 votes. What you've been able to pull off in such a short period of time has been amazing. However this is not enough assurance from UFT for TEACHERS FOR CHOICE to back off of our very first resolution that recently launched a campaign to divert union dues from New York Teacher Unions to an Emergency Health Protection Fund by March 1, 2021 if Mr. Mulgrew doesn’t respond to our concerns and begin a dialogue with us. New York, NY – United Federation of Teachers members have re-elected President Michael Mulgrew to a third three-year term, the union announced May 27. The @UFT Town Hall w/ Michael Mulgrew is about to begin at 3:15pm. By next school year the FDA may fully approve this vaccine – for both adults and children – and that would change everything. We've developed a suite of premium Outlook features for people with advanced email and calendar needs. “Almost every other union boss in NYC has come out and said they will not require their members to be injected with this vaccine to keep their jobs,” steering committee member Michael Kane wrote in a Jan. 6 open letter to him. A day after New York City officially pushed back the start of in-person learning for most schools for a second time, a teachers union president Michael Mulgrew … “If the city can’t live up to its side of this agreement then we’re going to say you can’t open,” Mulgrew told NBC. Hope to hear some good updates, but judging from the Delegate Assembly yesterday we expect defeatist language around budget cuts and excessing. Solidarity has written a petition to close school buildings in NYC that has gathered over 2,800 signatures in a little over a day. The @UFT's Michael Mulgrew outlines what needs to happen to keep educators & students safe in today's Daily News... From the piece: "The in-school testing that should provide an early warning system for rising infection rates is already strained, making it unlikely that the system could meet the challenge of testing a significant number of reopened middle or high schools. There is an entire section that quotes my January 6th Open Letter to UFT President Mr. Michael Mulgrew, and gets a response to it from a “UFT spokeswoman.” Here is what THE CHIEF published on January 8th in their lead report titled: Keeping It Voluntary The coalition NY Teachers for Choice feared that the COVID vaccine would be required and called on Mr. Mulgrew to oppose mandatory vaccinations. We will be tweeting live updates from our MORE Twitter account. Thanks to Michael Kane. ( Log Out /  In the January 8th edition of THE CHIEF the featured article is on the UFT’s rollout of the COVID vaccine. UFT vaccine program takes off 'with flying colors' By the sixth day of the UFT program to accelerate distribution of the vaccine to its members, 8,000 members had been matched with a health care provider with available vaccine. I have not heard anyone publicly challenge Mulgrew on it. The UFT is also demanding that the city implement a robust program of intermittent, random testing of school communities, once in-person learning resumes, to detect asymptomatic spread. The leader of the New York City teacher's union says Mayor Bill de Blasio was premature in suggesting public schools would reopen in the fall. Eterno, ICEUFT- CITY STIFFS US ON MONEY THEY OWED US SINCE 2009 The City is refusing to pay the last lump sum retro payment they owe us for work that we did from 2009-2011. Mr. Jason Agosto UFT Chapter Leader High School of Art and Design Mr. Michael Mulgrew President United Federation of Teachers 52 Broadway New York, NY, 10004 March 29, 2018 Dear President Mulgrew and UFT Leadership, The UFT chapter at the High School of Art and Design has been living under distress and oppression for the… The leader of the New York City teacher's union says Mayor Bill de Blasio was premature in suggesting public schools would reopen in the fall. We need the UFT and all New York State Teacher Unions to begin a dialogue with us, through the TEACHERS FOR CHOICE caucus in regards to in-school COVID testing, the COVID vaccine and all medical mandates to maintain employment. ( Log Out /  It’s important to note the UFT spokeswoman who says Mulgrew “reminded everyone that New York State will not mandate the vaccine” is only talking about right now; January 2021, while the COVID vaccine is still under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Michael Mulgrew is the president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York City’s primary labor union for government schoolteachers. Preliminary results showed Mulgrew, the Unity Caucus candidate, winning 76% of the about 53,000 ballots cast. Thank you. It’s good to see this in THE CHIEF, but we need direct contact with Mr. Mulgrew or his staff through our TEACHERS FOR CHOICE caucus. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  Why we agreed to this arrangement to make nice with Mayor deBlasio alluded me when Michael Mulgrew erroneously claimed the city's cupboard was bare back in 2014 when we accepted that awful contract that was twice … Mulgrew even threatened legal action if proper safety measures aren't put in place. Expand your Outlook. As you know, we are a grassroots group of New York educators who are against any medical mandates for anyone to keep their jobs – especially educators. 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