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Historic Rally for Healthcare, Health and Safety: October 13th at 4 pm, UFT Headquarters - Join Us
Join us for this moment of solidarity and unity among united educators, parents, and allies for our healthcare, health, and safety.
Hello, New York City public school family!
Serious and urgent concerns over changes to retiree healthcare and glaring deficits in health and safety COVID-19 pandemic protocols have galvanized the bulk of the UFT’s caucuses and groups, along with parents, students, allies, community organizations, and leaders to come together outside the UFT’s Shanker Hall to support the Resolution ON HEALTH CARE PLAN CHANGES – CURRENT AND FUTURE being presented inside at the first UFT Delegate Assembly of the year.
We are also seeking redress to the continued lax health and safety protocols that threaten our school communities now and long-term, especially our most vulnerable and medically fragile.
We want to share a list of HEALTHCARE, HEALTH AND SAFETY questions on this day that we'd like the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Municipal Labor Committee (MLC), and the City of New York to address immediately.
Join us. RSVP here.
When: October 13, 2021, rain or shine
Time: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 52 Broadway, Manhattan.
Retirees and in-service members of the UFT along with other retirees from NYC's municipal labor unions and parent organizations will lift their voices as one.
We oppose the City's efforts to patch budget deficits on the backs of its current and past employees by cutting healthcare when multiple avenues exist for the City to create more equitable solutions. The present and coming changes are sure to jeopardize the health and welfare of vulnerable retirees and working members alike.
Concurrently, this is on the heels of a recent internal UFT survey that shows that UFT chapter leaders overwhelmingly agree that pandemic protocols are not being followed with fidelity in our city schools. We are very concerned with a flawed COVID-19 testing program, relaxing of quarantine requirements, a poorly implemented vaccination program, refusal to provide a remote option for all, ongoing ventilation issues, and a fluid city safety plan that changes almost weekly. Our school communities and city workers deserve better.
Please make plans to attend and join this movement.
Love always wins.