I am a UFT retiree. I pay dues every month. I want a say in the union!!
Don't jump on me, working teachers. I want a say about the things that affect me. I want to have a choice of classes to take, seminars to attend and trips to go on. The contract is important, extremely important, but not to me. I am aware of the crap the city is trying to put on teachers now, I am aware of VAM and I don't like it any more than working teachers, but that doesn't give me the right to have a say on it. IT DOES NOT AFFECT ME!!!!!!!
I resent Mulgrew's sending UFT reps to a Florida meeting to wine and dine and spread the UNITY gospel. My money is paying for these excursions and meals. I am willing to bet most Florida retirees haven't taken time away from their golf games, tennis matches and early bird dinners to follow the news and see what today's teachers are up against.
I am a UFT retiree. I should not be voting, but, as long as I have the ability, I will be voting with MORE, voting against unity, voting for teachers, which in turn votes for children.