UFT Leadership–We Are Superheroes. You Are a Contrary Galoot.

UFT Leadership–We Are Superheroes. You Are a Contrary Galoot.

Not in those terms, of class.  But they like to portray the UFT President as an infallible tremendous hero, form of like the one on the left. He’s going through down unattainable odds whilst you and I are whining on the sidelines. I are unable to sit as a result of the City Corridor shows any far more, but James Eterno did, and kindly took notices:

We don’t wait for a thing to materialize.

They undoubtedly you should not. They manufactured a offer, 6 months in advance of the 2018 contract, for great well being discounts (for the city, not us). Which is why they wished to dump all metropolis retirees into an Edge plan. They essentially agreed to fund our possess increase, a counterintuitive, stupid precedent that will value us dearly in agreement negotiations.

Other persons just say no. That won’t sit nicely with us. Folks will yell and scream and do other factors. 

This is the stereotype they trot out any time any member dares disagree with them. You “just say no” for no individual motive. Basically, I’ve agreed with a whole lot of matters leadership did. I loved parental go away. It truly is nevertheless a fantastic advancement over the very little we experienced formerly. I supported the 2018 contract (with no concept the health and fitness savings they agreed to were so reckless and hurtful). 

This is the difference involving me and UFT management–when I make a blunder I have a tendency to say, “Sorry, I produced a mistake.” Again when we experienced an on-line grading program, students would come up to me and request, “How appear I acquired a 10 as an alternative of a 100?” I would say, “I sort as well quick,” and correct it. Had been I UFT leadership, I’d say to my pupils, “You are a whiner, generally yelling and screaming and indicating no.” Then I would fail the kid for no reason. 

If I acted like that, I would be unfit. 

In reality, as somebody who may well retire quickly, I was also open to the modify in retiree overall health treatment. But once they unsuccessful to even look at the town code, and dropped the company, I failed to come to feel these men and women had been able of negotiating a thing worthwhile. Effectively, I was completely wrong to help the wellness treatment transform, and I was improper to guidance the 2018 deal. Colour my eyes wide open up, and get in touch with me a nattering nabob of negativity. I have been running a blog since 2005, instructing considering the fact that 1984, and I’ve heard way worse. 

We want to make the finest retiree system in the United states of america. We will not signal except if we feel the program is superior.

Management now distances itself from Medicare Benefit. Who can blame them, specified their spectacular and pretty community failure? The simple fact is, although, there is no substitute for them that will pump tens of millions of dollars into the town like Gain will. The other is, NOT all medical practitioners accept it. And nevertheless they do it, it really is likely to be picked up by neighborhood medical practitioners, just as GHI/ Emblem is. If you are setting up to move anyplace but Florida, great luck. 

Want transparency. Want report of prior authorizations. Want to be capable to go to an qualified if there is a disagreement and another person is denied.

We want a good deal of issues. The simple fact is, however, that the only purpose Edge gets funds from the feds is that it will save them revenue. And it does so by denying treatments. And the men and women who do so are generally skilled. Probably they’re expert in conserving revenue for the business, but they are qualified even so. 

Only just one option if we don’t change Municipal Code.

And that is since you are unwilling to fight for what’s appropriate. Evidently, you might be unwilling even to negotiate. That is what takes place when you insist you happen to be correct no make a difference what. That is what comes about when you give up and refuse to combat.

There will be in-assistance vs retiree.

You now informed us that, in an electronic mail.  UFT President Michael Mulgrew wrote us indicating that if we did not screw the retirees, we would screw in-provider instructors. That is the common zero-sum video game, the identical matter that’s held The us from common well being care and a continuing strong middle class. It’s among the incredibly worst messages a union chief could broadcast. If you never assistance us screw them, we are gonna screw you. This is a vintage charm to panic.

But it truly is also late for that. You screwed us all when you agreed to that health treatment deal in 2018. Your job is to correct your miscalculation, not blame or threaten us.

Disrespect toward individuals supplying data is unacceptable. People today attacking chapter leaders and district reps not acceptble. 

In other phrases, sit down, shut up, and never dare disagree with us, at any time. This is not how you make activism or union. We create activism and union via collective motion, not by blindly agreeing with all those who’ve unsuccessful us in excess of and about, and certainly not by issuing them a blank check out to do it yet again. 

UFT management sees by themselves as Captain Marvel, but on this astral aircraft, they never even measure up to Captain Underpants.