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UFT's Mulgrew caught in another 'BIG LIE' at yesterday's Retiree Teachers Chapter (RTC) meeting
Yesterday, October 26th, at the Retired Teachers Chapter (RTC) meeting, UFT president, Michael Mulgrew, in a sign of clear desperation sought to convince UFT retirees that he was now working with Marianne Pizzitola and NYC retirees, and the City, on a compromise to force city retirees into a privatized Medicare Advantage plan.
In August, Judge Lyle Frank, of the Manhattan Supreme Court, issued a ruling to “permanently” prohibit New York City from switching its 250,000 retired employees and their elderly or disabled dependents to a privatized Medicare Advantage plan managed by Aetna. The decision is currently being appealed by the City.
Pizzitola released this short video, last night, to dispel the myth now being spread by the “three men in a room”, who control the Municipal Labor Committee, or the MLC — Mulgrew, Henry Garrido of DC 37 and Harry Nespoli, of Teamsters Local 831.
Mulgrew, and the City, have lost over 12 times in court over this proposed plan in the past 2 years.
Clearly, Mulgrew, now at least recognizes the legitimacy of the mass labor movement of our retired city brothers and sisters who he maligns as “our enemies”, even as he seeks to walk away from them, claiming an attempt at compromise.
Several retiree protestors met up with Mulgrew as he entered a Brooklyn restaurant, yesterday, for another meeting. Here is a short clip of that encounter:
Read Arthur Goldstein’s latest Union Matters post that recaps the RTC meeting and describes how all questions and motions were disallowed by the leadership at the retiree meeting, yesterday.
On Monday, LeRoy Barr, UFT secretary, sought to tell rank and file members who attended the Executive Board meeting that minority opinions are encouraged in our union. This latest RTC meeting doesn’t match his baseless assertion.
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