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Call from Mulgrew! Maternity/Parental Leave

Emily James and her colleague Susan Hibdon delivered their petition to Mulgrew Monday night at the UFT executive board meeting. As a result Mulgrew has been in communication with them which you can read below. Please continue to circulate the petition in your chapter and share MORE's position and Emily/Susan's position that UFT ought to negotiate a deal for family leave without any givebacks. The city has the money, they didnt pay out full retro for us like other city unions, and our union is majority women, majority caregivers. Mulgrew has promised that this fight is all our fight and we will win!
We also stand in solidarity with Emily and Susan calling for our union to openly advertise Executive Board meetings, the "open mic" option to address leadership at these meetings, more union transparency, and seek input from our members in the decision making process. Our Executive Board members will continue to be the voice of class-room teachers and school-based educators at these meetings and welcome all rank and file to join us.

SEP 30, 2017 — Spoke with Michael Mulgrew. He is emphatic that he wants to get this done. We explained it has to be done quickly, and NOT on the backs of any teachers. We will not give anything more to make this deal, we have enough on our plate already (both teachers with AND without children).

He agrees. He wants it done at NO cost to our teachers. He is now actively negotiating with the Office of Labor Relations. 

We need this done NOW! Not in some months, some years. Now! 
Keep sharing! Lets keep fighting until we have that leave policy in place.

Will be tweeting more updates this week as they come.
@missG3rd
Emily James shared an update on Michael Mulgrew: Help NYC Teachers Fight for Paid Maternity Leave Check it out and leave a comment:
PETITION UPDATE

Call from Mulgrew!

Spoke with Michael Mulgrew. He is emphatic that he wants to get this done. We explained it has to be done quickly, and NOT on the backs of any teachers. We will not give anything more to make this deal, we have enough on our plate already (both teachers with AND without children). He agrees. He wants it done at NO cost to our teachers. He is now actively negotiating with the Office of Labor...
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You signed Emily James‘s petition, “Michael Mulgrew: Help NYC Teachers Fight for Paid Maternity Leave”, on Aug 08, 2017

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