Saturday, May 13, 2017
Parking Permits - Its Not What It Seems.
If you read Michael Mulgrew's statement about parking permits, one might think that this is good news as it allows teachers to park on the street in DOE assigned parking spaces. However, you must red carefully about the conditions. The New York Post also discusses it as well.
First, before Michael Bloomberg in 2008 restricted teacher parking permits and reduced school assigned DOE parking spaces, UFT members could park in any DOE assigned spaces in the City. However, now the teacher parking permit is only valid at the school the teacher is assigned to. Not all schools.
Second, their are no increase in DOE assigned spaces, meaning its first come, first served.
Third, The parking status for ATRs remain unknown.
The bottom line is while giving UFT members parking permits is a first step in recovering our pre Bloomberg perks, its really a small step.