New House Speaker Paul Ryan would fit in nicely at the UFT/DOE as he told Fox yesterday that he is against paid leaves for new parents just like our city and UFT leaders in NYC
MORE-UFT feels differently as the city has plenty of money. The city owes us money that most other city employees received back from 2008-2010 that active and newly retired UFT members will have to wait until 2020 to receive in full.
At last month's Delegate Assembly, you may recall that MORE UFT presidential candidate Jia Lee introduced a resolution for the city or the union to make available zero interest secured loans to our members who are out on unpaid leaves so they could have some money now. The security would be the money they are owed in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The UFT leadership from the majority Unity Caucus shot the resolution down.
It is interesting to note that the UFT's thinking on paid maternity leave (and paid leaves for members on sick leave who are out of sick bank days), when they had to show their hand, is pretty much in line with Republican Speaker Ryan.