I am for paid parental leave without givebacks but I think it will come in the form of a lower raise in the next contract. UFT will tout it is another major victory but we all know we will be paying for it. In the end I doubt we will be paying a major price (loss of sick bank days or the .47% city managers gave back along with two vacation days) to get the paid parental leave.
Organize a school “baby shower” for members to share parental leave stories
fact sheet about the current policy that you can share with your members. Give members who attend the baby shower the opportunity to fill out a card saying why paid parental leave matters to them. You may download and print copies of this card or pick up cards at your UFT borough office. Then, post these cards on your UFT bulletin board. Take photos of the most compelling individual cards — and of your bulletin board display — and send them (large size) to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them. Sign up to let us know you are organizing a baby shower.Please be respectful if you want to comment here. To raise awareness about the need for paid parental leave for UFT members, we’re asking you, as chapter leader, to organize a “baby shower” at your school in December. Make a special outreach to members in your school who are pregnant, who adopted a child, or who gave birth to a child while working in New York City public schools and ask them to share with fellow members their personal experiences with the DOE’s current parental leave policy. Here is a