Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mulgrew'sThoughtfulness

My Thanksgiving is now perfect.

I just opened an e-mail from Mulgrew thanking me for all that I do.

His sweet message mentions nothing about the $$$ I was supposed to receive by Thanksgiving but his good wishes mean so much more than a few bucks.

6 comments:

Chaz said...

He meant Thanksgiving 2015. He never said this Thanksgiving.

Pissed Off said...

Not counting on it by then either. Just hope I am still physically able to enjoy it.

Pissed Off said...

Not counting on it by then either. Just hope I am still physically able to enjoy it.

Zulma, retired nyc math teacher said...

I already started telling other retirees that we should be receiving our retro by February 30th.

D'OH!

Anonymous said...

During Wednesday's luncheon for retirees, Mulgrew blamed the Bloomberg administration for everything. His speech to a roomful of retirees included revealing that the city offered retirees 74 cents to a dollar in retro money. Most on top salary would expect to receive about $40,000. The city's offer would reduce this to about $31,000. Mulgrew claims the UFT rejected this offer. Mulgrew's damage control included telling retirees to go on vacation and enjoy life. Unfortunately vacations cost money. He also said that with the retro now in the hands of the arbitrator, he was 'quite confident' retired members June 30 will receive retro by February. That's exactly what he said. Some retirees feared the arbitrator would change the terms of the contract and pay retirees retro in the same schedule as in service members. Retired members will also have to wait until the city and the union straighten out retro and inform TRS of the new FAS and increase in pension to align with new contract. Some feared the city would not adjust the FAS and pay retirees according to the ratified contract,

Anonymous said...

Ah well, this is what you get when you don't use (the very same) critical thinking skills, we're supposed to be teaching our students. I guess Mulgrew will get a pass, yet again. It must be his extraordinary good looks, charm, and superior intellect - not a far stretch after Randi Weingarten. What will all the despondent members do next? Write another blog? Pop another Xanax? Personally, I view the UFT as the enemy.