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Rally in Support of ATRs

November 24, 2008 am30 4:43 am

The details have changed. The need to show good numbers remains. We have a victory, and need to press the point. Please come. Please bring people with you. And if you cannot come, please recruit someone to stand in your stead.

New 4 p.m. informational meeting for ATRs before rally on Nov. 24

We reached a side agreement with the Department of Education on Nov. 18 that should result in many more excessed teachers securing permanent assignments. The agreement creates financial incentives for principals to hire ATRs while continuing to safeguard all the rights in the existing contract, including the job security of ATRs. That means millions of dollars can be saved and thousands of kids get the benefit of these great educators.

Our rally for the ATRs is still on – but it is no longer starting at 4:30 p.m. First up on Monday, Nov. 24 is an informational meeting at 52 Broadway at 4 p.m. for excessed teachers and chapter leaders who have questions about the agreement. Then come join UFT President Randi Weingarten as we march from that meeting to the rally outside the DOE’s headquarters at the Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street in Manhattan to show our support for ATRs and remind the DOE that we’ll be expecting full compliance with their part of the agreement. Please sign up and bring your members.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2008 am30 5:00 am 5:00 am

    I wish I didn’t have to work Monday night . I wanted to be there. A few teachers from my school are going, but not enough. There is too much apathy amoung teachers and that is why these things are happening.

  2. November 24, 2008 am30 6:29 am 6:29 am

    Well, do what you can to encourage others.

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