UFT Queens High School District Representative James Vasquez
This rep has been MIA for the last month. He has not returned the school rep’s emails or texts. He has not responded to most teachers within the school as well. Therefore, there has been little to no support in our school. The union conducted a survey on our principal and even though the percentages were highly not in the principals favor(93% to 7%)….the union neglected to publish the final survey results for some strange reason. Why was the survey conducted if the union failed to take action with such horrific results ? Very suspicious on our so called “union” that supposedly represents it’s teachers. Where is the Queens UFT Office?
Please take this site down. It is pure libel and NYSUT attorneys are looking into it.
Why is this as you say libel? Do members not have a right to have an opinion about the union when we no longer feel it represents us?
During my two years where I taught it Queens, I had many interactions with the Queens union Distict Rep Mr. Vasquez. I will say this having been in the system many I have never met more unprofessional people in the union than in that office. I received no assistance except to refer my case to a NYSUT attorney. This office is filled with lies and unprofessionalism. When I asked for him to intervene with the principal he visited the school and then I was removed a few days later. I wonder now if there was a correlation.? When I was an ATR and floated from one building to another promoting this aweful contract, that now people hate, I pointed out many inconsistencies about the contract and the status of ATR’s. I was right he was wrong as we have seen over the last ccouple with how many people have been forced to resign or “retire” I am glad I found a position in another borough and no longer need his assitatnce. I call since he on many occastions likes to have meeting with the principals and plays the opposite site he be removed from his position.
James vasquez, Queens UFT Borough rep is a very ineffective borough representative. He has been bad mouthing people within schools that are actually stepping up to the plate and fighting corruption(coincidence???). James are we pinching a nerve due to your failure to take proper action in the schools you should be protecting? Are we embarrassing you? James you haven’t don’t one single thing for our school . You come in and give us no answers or assistance to serious issues that are destroying our schools and pushing our veteran staff members out. You just say “oh the executive board must meet and figure that out.” James that line is getting old and means nothing when we have an abusive administrator that does whatever he/she wants and the union allows it. When will you do your job? I saw that your salary is quite high for teaching one class and you continually feed us nonsense and then go on your merry way. You are not protecting our teachers . Why James?Tell us why? Collecting our dues and doing the bare minimum in a time of catastrophic destruction to our teachers and profession. You should be ashamed of yourself. You have failed us and come in like you are there to help like a car salesman, but remember one thing …we all see right through you big boy !
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I guess he was too busy being a cash cow milker to respond to emails.
After Rona Frieser, he’s the runner up for cash cow milking leech of the year–
I’m a recent probationer that was unjustly discontinued. Mr. Vasquez knew of my situation since January when everything started happening. I informed Mr. Vasquez of the abuse that was being directed towards me and others. James was sympathetic to my situation but really was not in a position to do much due to my probationary status.
The one complaint that I do have directed against James Vasquez is his failure to respond to calls/emails within a timely manner. The last conversation that we ever had was back in the beginning of June. He informed me that he would speak with the superintendent regarding my discontinuance which it’s unlikely that he did.
I don’t mean to sound cruel but the very principal that arranged to have me discontinued did more for me that Vasquez ever did. my former principal was able to negotiate with the superintendent and have the revocation of license portion of the discontinuance removed to just a plain discontinuance which does little for me…but that’s the most positive thing that’s happened to me in recent times.
I can’t fault him entirely due to the nature of the circumstances involved, but being incommunicado for so long demonstrates a lack of concern or sympathy to members who are experiencing situations similar to mine.
He is useless and does not answer. He had an op0ortunity to fight for good teachers in W.C. Bryant High School, but he sided with the corrupt Principal.
They are definitely not on our side.
James Vasquez and the entire Queens UFT office are the worst representatives I’ve ever met. I have no idea how they get away with this as their “job” they literally don’t help anyone. All they do is put you on trial and ask “well did YOU do this? Or THAT?” Instead of showing up. They also DO NOTA KNOW THE CONTRACT!!!! They have no idea what they are saying and just help yourself and go to either Brooklyn or Manhattan if you need help. They are great.
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