We are critical of UFT leadership when necessary, but yesterday President Michael Mulgrew got it right with this statement:
Our members are angry about the DOE's decision not to declare a snow day today despite near-blizzard conditions — and rightly so. It was a mistake to open schools today. I understand the desire to keep schools open. The only thing that trumps that is safety. Having students, parents and staff traveling in these conditions was unwarranted.
What are the UFT and other school worker unions going to do about making us whole?
What the unions should be demanding now is that people who made it in should be given an extra day in their sick banks and those who stayed out should not have a day deducted from their sick banks for missing school.