UFT Contract Tidbits 11/4/19
This week I sent a more detailed and specific update to my staff but one component of it relates to the New York State law that has been on the books for quite some time but for some reason was sent out over email to me through several different avenues. The law says that any employee in New York State is entitled to up to 3 hours off at the beginning or end of their shift in order to vote, if they can demonstrate evidence of need. I find this particularly interesting timing because this year is the first year of early voting in NY State. I don't honestly think there is any kind of conspiracy here but it seems to be redundant to a certain respect since there is early voting now. But, my colleagues reminded me that there could still be legitimate reason behind it. So, if you needed the time, I hope you took it!
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