Singing “We are Family / We Need Family Leave!” UFT educators march from union headquarters to the DOE, waving signs and banners that demanded paid leave to care for family members as a human right
Check out coverage here on New York One and video from the rally below.
Speakers on the steps of Tweed included recent father Alex Jallot, Gladys Sotomayor, who lost many weeks of pay caring for sick parents, MORE/UFT presidential candidate Jia Lee, and UFT Treasurer Mel Aaronson. Members emphasized that we need family leave that covers care for new children as well as elderly family members, and why such leave should not cost members extra money or losing other benefits.
If you’re interested in getting involved with this issue or another issue, come to the MORE General Meeting, February 10 from 12-3, at CUNY Grad Center. RSVP here.
Thank you to Rosy Clarke, Dan Lupkin, Jia Lee, Peter Lamphere and Norm Scott for the photos and video.