I don't know if our post last week was read by UFT leaders but I do know today they acted properly by telling members about UFT's Staples boycott.
We here at ICE like to point out when the union does something well.
The email from the Staff Directors is copied below.
As you begin to spend the $77 that teachers will receive in Teacher’s Choice funds for 2014-15, please keep in mind that the UFT is supporting the AFL-CIO boycott of Staples.
Through its retail partnership with Staples, the U.S. Postal Service is privatizing postal operations and replacing living-wage, unionized Postal Service jobs with low-wage, non-unionized Staples jobs.
Read the UFT resolution to boycott Staples passed at the June Delegate Assembly.
As in previous years, to participate in Teacher’s Choice, you will need to submit receipts as proof of purchase. These receipts must accompany a Statement of Purpose/Accountability form. Once this form is available for this year, it will be posted on the DOE’s Teacher’s Choice website. To qualify under Teacher’s Choice, purchases can be made as early as Aug.1, 2014 but no later thanFeb. 28, 2015.
LeRoy Barr and Ellie
Directors of Staff