Many UFT retirees have no idea what is going on. I mentioned MORE at a meeting and told them not to vote for UNITY as Mulgrew was selling out rank and file. Some asked who Mulgrew was. Retirees, including me, have no business voting.
Love it - someone at the retiree meeting, someone who got to vote in the election, asked who Mulgrew was.
Don't worry, I'm sure they told him/her, just put an X on the Unity box on the ballot and all will be well. Are you enjoying the free buffet?
Another commenter wrote this:
If the UFT represents the needs of retired employees, then isn't the UFT a benefits cooperative?
It is if that's all the UFT does, and given how they have sold active members down the river on APPR, on Danielson, on ATR's and closures, on Teacher Data Reports and the whole education reform juggernaut, I think you can certainly argue that about all they are these days is a benefits collective for retired teachers.