The UFT reps are so busy pushing this contract they have no time or interest in doing anything else. I was told to not talk about the contract and ATRs at the medical because teachers in the room were upset enough and there was no need to inform them about a contract that could only hurt.
I know our union is better than no union and I am still proud of being a card carrying UFT member but our union needs to be shaken up quite a bit. A contract that hurts some is worse than no contract at all. A union that minimizes a member's problems and thinks a pat on the back or a hug is enough is not doing what it should to earn our money and our support.