It happens. You are an educator and, for some reason, you come across an issue. The issue may require union representation or sometimes it could be extreme and you need an actual attorney. Whatever the case may be, UFT members need to be vigilant and do their homework. Too many times we hear of members not being proactive, doing their research and sometimes jumping into the arms of so called advocates, like Betsy Combier, that wind up dropping them. We want you to be careful.
Betsy Combier is a self proclaimed parent and educator advocate in NYC. Educators sometimes try to go to her for cheap assistance, but wind up paying her thousands of dollars and finding themselves in worse predicaments. Sometimes even terminated. We want you to be careful.
Is she legally able to charge for legal advice and write legal papers for teachers? Does she replace a real lawyer and union representative? Do your homework as she hides her past encounters with teachers. We want you to be careful.
UFT Solidarity has a plethora of resources that UFT members could use for FREE. See our extensive list here at uftsolidarity.org/toolbox
If you need real legal help then do your research and find a real attorney. We want you to be careful.
and Betsy Combier Hurting ATRs http://atralliance.org/does-betsy-combier-ultimately-hurt-atrs-more/