🚨 Urgent Call To Action: Tell UFT Leadership to Go Back to The Table for Therapists, Nurses & Audiologists 🚨
The bargaining unit of occupational & physical therapists, nurses and audiologists overwhelmingly turned down their UFT contract. Over 66% voted "no"! They are resolute in their fight for pay parity.
Colleagues and allies,
As you may have heard by now, Mulgrew’s Unity caucus machine is in full swing at the moment, doing its best to undermine the recent “no” contract vote of UFT therapists, nurses, supervisors of nurses and therapists, and audiologist bargaining unit in their fight for pay parity and better conditions.
For more background on the current situation, please see this excellent article written by New Action co-chair, Nick Bacon.
We must support our therapist/nurse/audiologist colleagues, and send a clear message to our union leadership: Get back to the table and fight for the contract our therapists, nurses, and audiologists deserve.
It is seems counter-intuitive that our union is spending time and resources fighting its own members when we have a bargaining unit in need of a fair contract. Moreover, recently released ratification vote data shows that 66% of members in this unit decisively voted “no” — with the highest voter turnout within this bargaining unit, in over a decade.
To this end, we are asking all our rank and file members and our allies to send an email in support of the therapists, nurses, supervisors of nurses and therapists, and audiologist bargaining unit.
Allies, send an email centered around this message:
“Get back to the table and fight for the fair contract our therapists, nurses, and audiologists deserve. Our families and school communities stand in solidarity with these vital service providers who work tirelessly with all of our students, especially our students with disabilities.”
Allies, click here to draft your email message to these UFT leaders’ emails.
After you’ve done so, please share this message widely within your networks.
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