The UFT members in the schools will be voting yes or no for the proposed contract. By voting no you will be telling the UFT leadership that we refuse to throw the "ATRs under the bus", allowing for a DOE imposed "caste system", a miniscule raise that is less than the inflation rate, deferred payments as far away as 2020, and a new "City pattern" that has made the other unions angry at us.
Did the DOE commit to reduce class size? No! Did they eliminate the "fair student funding" ? No! Has the DOE agreed to reduce the amount of observations? No! Has there really been a change of tone at the DOE? No! The answer to all these questions is no! Please read the following blogs and see why this contract is dangerous for our members to approve.