Last Spring, former Jamaica High School Chapter Leader James Eterno, Francesco Portelos, Al Zucker and August Lempelmeier drafted a formal request for ATRs to have their own functional chapter. This was done in order to meet the needs of their unique situation. The UFT has 40 such functional chapters. A Department of Labor (DOL) investigator was assigned, but the UFT and AFT had to be afforded the opportunity to respond. The UFT denied the request and, as you can see from the below response just mailed to members leading the fight for ATRs, the AFT has denied investigating the matter entirely.
As you can see, the AFT did not find the “rights of ATRs inferior” to those of other members.
Please also review some interesting stats coming from the ATR Alliance September Survey conducted. atralliance.org/surveyresults
We are discussing next steps. Stay tuned as we continue to overcome the obstacle that is the UFT leadership.