UFT Solidarity doesn’t wait for the outcome of an election to bring positive change. We signed a Memorandum of Support for the NY Healthy Workplace Bill, and intend to do just that, support the bill to fight workplace bullying. That is in addition to our many other initiatives.
On Monday February 8, 2016, about 30 of our members will head up to Albany and meet with our legislatures to convince them to support the bill. We did not stop there though. We decided to call upon the strength and resources of the UFT. On Wednesday February 3, 2016, UFT Solidarity candidate for UFT Executive Board for High Schools, and Union Democracy committee chair, Quinn Zannoni stood up at the UFT Delegate Assembly to raise this resolution for next month’s agenda:
WHEREAS, workplace bullying is a real issue our members face; and
WHEREAS, workplace bullying can negatively affect UFT members’ productivity, work atmosphere, health and lives; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the UFT will use its resources to support the passing of the NY Healthy Workplace Bill S6438/A3250 that would give a victim a cause of action against harassment at work.
It was the first resolution to be raised by our caucus. The response from the UFT Leadership was to review the actual bill with UFT legal, before bringing it before the body for a vote in March.
The bill can be found by searching online or this link here (NYHW).
We are in contact with UFT personnel and will keep you abreast of our progress. In the meantime, we are getting ready for our Albany trip. It is not too late to join us, but you have to fill out this form. Our day is packed with visiting many politicians and we can use all the supporters we can with us. http://tinyurl.com/lobbyfeb8