THE CHANCELLOR SENDS US LOVE LETTERS AND EMPTY PLATITUDES BUT REFUSES TO GIVE US A CONTRACT. RIDICULOUS....WE ARE THE LEADERS OF OUR CITY’S SCHOOLS, yet we are left without a contract for months on end. STAND UP AND JOIN US!!!!.....--- Council of School Supervisors & Administrators
Norm - You should let teachers know to regularly check www.csa-nyc.org for useful information. They make their newsletters public: www.csa-nyc.org/csa-news. Incidentally, CSA stands for “Council of School Supervisors & Administrators” and not “Council of Supervisor Associates.” It used to stand for “Council of Supervisors & Administrators,” but then they added “School” into the name of their Union. For whatever reason, they didn’t rename the short form as “CSSA” when they made the above change.... since the UFT and CSA are locals of the AFL-CIO, that's probably why the UFT won't generally go after rotten, incompetent, and abusive supervisors.-- anon.
Eterno comments: the CSA's rather lukewarm notice for their rally says, "How many non-CSA members do you anticipate bringing along?" Non CSA members? Are principals going to order their non-tenured staff to accompany them and support them? No, they wouldn't do that. Just kidding.When I told a retired teacher and former ATR about this rally he said me might come - and boo. He even wanted to organize a counter rally. Yes, a lot of teachers are pissed at supervisors and the way the CSA takes no role in controlling even the worst of them. (Contrary to the UFT which often lets its members swing in the wind.) The UFT leadership has said it can't be too critical of supervisors because the CSA is another union and they have to respect that - like teachers get respect for being in the UFT.
Personally I don't think people supervising other union members can be considered a union. I also don't think we need principals - teachers should run their schools.
Some of my readers may LOL at this but I do know a great guy who is a great principal and supportive of teachers and our union and he sent me this on a rally the CSA is organizing for their contract. By the way, I rarely if ever hear about abusive principals in his district and I believe if he hears of issues he wouldn't be quiet. They are using the settlement of our contract as an argument:
As you know, the teacher’s union settled their contract before their last one even expired. They deserved it and we are happy for them.Happy for our contract which so many of them ignore.
He asked me to attend the rally and I might even do so for the fun of watching it. My friend, who will be retiring soon, wrote me this note:
"I was told de Blasio and his “Equity” Chancellor walked out and left us hanging despite the basic pattern bargain for NYC unions being settled. Anything you could do to get this some attention to this would be appreciated. We are organizing a turnout for our Rally ... I hope you can an join us if you are in the City that day.Here is the email sent to CSA members. Don't they still get their 8 and a quarter per cent on their TDA?
I won’t be around to collect most of the raises, but it is about securing a contract for future members of our union.
Please share this with any and all of your fellow local elected officials.And another notice sent out:
As you know, the teacher’s union settled their contract before their last one even expired. They deserved it and we are happy for them. However, the contract for principals and other school supervisors has been expired for 7 months. For some reason the Mayor and Chancellor refuse to give us the same respect. It is ridiculous. The pattern bargain for all City labor unions has already been established. Nobody is going to get rich on this pattern. That said, we deserve the same respect of a fair and equal contract that was shown to our teachers.
We would love to see you and all of our local elected officials come out in support an equal contract for principals, assistant principals and other supervisors and administrators.. A letter from you to the Mayor and Chancellor in support of our demand would be nice and joining us at our Rally for a Contract at City Hall on October 30 th at 5 pm would be equally appreciated.
The Chancellor earns 375,000 a year with a chauffeured ride. He gave a crowd of his executives at Tweed double digit raises. Then he asks US, school leaders, to implement his EQUITY agenda. They preach Equity but don’t practice it.
Thank you for your support of our District’s school leaders.
I was just informed by Vice President Henry Rubio that the City has very disrespectfully left us hanging and contract negotiations are stalled again.
THE CHANCELLOR SENDS US LOVE LETTERS AND EMPTY PLATITUDES BUT REFUSES TO GIVE US A CONTRACT. RIDICULOUS.
President Cannizzaro is counting on US: YOU- ME ; ALL OF US!!
NO EXCUSES!!! SHOW UP AND TELL THEM WE WANT RESPECT AND A CONTRACT.
THERE IS NO OPTION. IF HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, SEND YOUR LETTERS TO THE MAYOR AND REGISTER FOR THE RALLY AT CITY HALL.
CALL 311 to complain, call your elected officials and tell them you feel disrespected by the Mayor and Chancellor.
WE ARE THE LEADERS OF OUR CITY’S SCHOOLS, yet we are left without a contract for months on end. STAND UP AND JOIN US!!!!
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ON OCTOBER 30th as we tell Them: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!