Of course they should! But, with de Blasio stalling on negotiations, how are we going to win paid family leave in the next UFT contract?
Let's bring some Arizona-style spirit to the fight, and organize a day of "walk-ins" or other actions around the demand in schools around the district and the city.
A "walk-in" is where a group of teachers has a picket or demonstration in front of the school, and then all walk in together right at start time. It was used along with color days (Wearing #REDforEd) in Arizona to build momentum in school sites for fully funding public education.
Rank and file action can only help move the issue forward - we can help make parents and the general public more aware of the issue, and raise the consciousness of our coworkers too.
Sign up here to be a "Site Liaison" to help coordinate with other schools for the June 8th action! You will be responsible for passing on information to your coworkers about the action, and letting other folks know how its going. We can help provide support and guidance. Don't worry if you haven't done something like this before - now is the time!