I have been reading through my election guide for this spring's UFT Chapter Elections.
This is what the Chapter Election Guide says about Absent Teacher Reserves voting in Chapter Elections:
"Member ATRs on weekly assignment to the school should be allowed to vote for chapter leader, not for delegate." Whose idea was this?
I would like to pose two questions to anyone willing to tackle them:
-How did the UFT decide that Absent Teacher Reserves can vote for Chapter Leader in the school they are in for a week?
-Why can't Absent Teacher Reserves vote for UFT Teacher Delegate?
This election guide makes no sense to me. ATRS should be able to vote for sure. They should have their own Chapter to ensure they have proper representation at the UFT Delegate Assembly and so their interests are protected by representatives of their own choosing.
Short of that, ATRS should be able to vote and run for office in the school that is their payroll school just like anyone else.