A year ago I started realizing our union wasn’t what I thought it was. I had the naive assumption that if I was under attack, I make a call and the UFT comes swooping in, with sleeves rolled up, contract in hand and takes care of business.
Now, over a year later, here I am. Still under attack, only under heavier fire, an exiled chapter leader, 32 unanswered emails to UFT President Michael Mulgrew and worse yet…I’m not alone.
I hate the name of my website. I was naive when I created it and thought it was only I who needed protecting. In the last year I have read about, spoken to and been contacted by countless fallen educators. One too many. In every single case, I ask the same thing that I have been asked myself countless times…”WHERE IS YOUR UNION?”
So please…anyone…anyone out there..anyone at all -Share your stories in the comment section below. I have to hear a positive story. I have heard too many horror stories where UFT members have turned their back on needy members. Where union appointed attorneys have misrepresented educators and lead them to the chopping block. Where educators are left to languish in their abusive school environments or non existent rubber rooms for years while UFT leaders rake in $200k+ salaries and feast.
This is an appetizer post to one coming up called “Mikey Mulgrew…Where Are You? I’m biting my lip no more. It’s not only the DOE that woke a sleeping giant
This upcoming election I’m running on the MORE slate for the Middle School Executive Board seat. Winning chapter leader from the rubber room made history. Now I’m going to do it again. I’m bringing a backbone and voice to 52 Broadway. Are you ready? Are you with me?
Share stories of success below please.