Have you been polled about the length of the school day for next year by the UFT? I have not.
It would revert back to the default day from the last contract with four days of extra help for small groups but only two open school evenings if the union does not agree to renew the current time schedule. My understanding is that this is a year-to-year agreement. The current schedule may be to more people's liking but shouldn't we be asked?
Also, the Absent Teacher Reserve section of the contract that includes weakened due process for ATRs is supposed to end this June. Has anyone been asked how they feel about letting the 2014 agreement sunset and going back to the 2011 pact. Have there been negotiations on a new one?
A real union would be communicating with their members regularly to find out what membership wants.