Wednesday, May 21, 2014

School Secretary Responds to Pro-Unity Comment, Calls for a NO Vote

They TOTALLY LEFT US OUT SINCE 2009. This Unity Union is a disgrace. They do not protect us at all.... a school secretary
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To be clear, the secretaries are very upset about this contract. Aids are being given our jobs even though we won this in arbitration. The Chapter Leaders of the schools are aware of this and do nothing. Mulgrew was made aware of this as well as the Secretary Chapter Leader Mona Gonzales. They have not opened up the test in over 5 or 6 years. They have not hired or replaced retiring secretaries in years. The Union is aware of these issue and they do not care or don't do anything to help. We call on our Brother and Sister Union members to vote NO on this contract. We are skilled and educated labor; not robots. We do administrative work that the Administrators should be doing. Our title needs to be changed and no one from the Union addresses that nor addresses us. They have forgotten or ignored us.
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The is what is on the DOE TEACH website for secretaries, lab assistants:

Other DOE JobsSchool Secretary and School Laboratory Specialist

The New York City Department of Education is currently updating its School Secretary and Lab Specialist application process. At this time, we do not have any examination announcements and we are not accepting paper applications any more. Please keep checking this website for updates.

The following school secretary announcement is for information purposes only.
The following lab specialist announcement is for information purposes only.

Please visit the Careers in NYC Schools page to learn more about current career opportunities within the Department.

In the meantime the was now open. They TOTALLY LEFT US OUT SINCE 2009. This Unity Union is a disgrace. They do not protect us at all.

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Susan said...


Can the secretaries chapter or MORE take out a grievance against the NYC networks for not hiring secretaries and putting aids in place of the secretarial jobs?

ed notes online said...

I just heard of a grievance a secretary filed and lost at Step 2. The UFT wouldn't take it to the next step, arbitration - which shows you which side they are on. Send me an email and I'll forward it to the chapter leader who handled it.