I listened to Mayor Bill de Blasio's press briefing from this morning. The parts that might interest most of you:
Jillian Jorgensen from NY 1 asked specifically about the UFT Executive Board and Delegate Assembly meetings today and tomorrow on strike authorization. The Mayor responded by saying that he spoke to the UFT over the weekend and a strike vote is not planned. He said he talked to Michael Mulgrew and it is clear to him that it is not on the agenda for this meeting.
A UFT insider told me the Mayor's remarks may not necessarily be accurate.
On layoffs of city workers, The Municipal Labor Committee (an umbrella group of all of the city's public sector labor unions including the UFT) and the Mayor are agreeing to go to Albany to try to get long term borrowing authority for the city. Layoffs of city employees are now on pause according to de Blasio. The Mayor said nice words about Michael Mulgrew in his remarks.
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