Welcome to the Block Institute Chapter


Dear UFT members and colleagues,

Welcome to the UFT's Block Institute Chapter! We are proud to represent more than 200 members who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.

Our chapter includes teachers, teacher aides, teacher assistants, maintenance staff, group leaders, assistant group leaders and clinicians. Our members have extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In October, we began negotiations with management. The UFT presented proposals on issues that members have identified as their major concerns: wages, health benefits and classroom coverage. I’d like to thank everyone who wore red on Oct. 23, 2017, to mark our first day of negotiations. We plan more union activities to show solidarity with each other, our chapter and the UFT, so stay tuned.

Please regularly check this page for news relevant to the Block Institute. I also want to encourage you to attend UFT events, attend UFT courses and take advantage of member discounts.

If you have any questions, reach out to me at beth4runner@aol.com or Ilene Weinerman, our chapter liaison, at iweinerman@uft.org.

Sincerely,

Beth Levy
Block Institute Chapter Leader

Block Institute membersBlock Institute members, all dressed in red, gathered on Oct. 23 to kick off the first day of contract negotiations.


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