Marc Epstein, otherwise known as the Ronin Teacher, looked into his crystal ball and predicted what will happen at the meeting between the UFT and the ATR teachers next week. We hope he's wrong.
|A Japanese palmreader at work|
The UFT will do everything in its power to convince the ATRs that they have their backs and that they won the LIFO War with Bloomberg.
Mulgrew - Casey- Mendel can't explain why:
a) the hiring freeze was lifted in August just as the ATR pool was growing;
b) they agreed to allow ATRs to be moved from week to week--it's a mystery.
ATRs that have per-session jobs like coaching might find it impossible to do those jobs as they are shifted around a large borough like Queens and Brooklyn.
The ATR agreement really handed Bloomberg a LIFO victory by calling it something else. As if the life of a Ronin weren't bad enough, they threw in the right to move them around weekly.
The UFT is complicit in these terror tactics, or they are remarkably stupid. Perhaps it's a combination of the two.
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