The first two weeks of our grassroots UFT Healthcare Referendum petition campaign has led to a flurry of breakneck organizing activity, interest and petition signatures.
Today, we hit at least 4500+ petitions signed!
Folks in our union are buzzing with excitement about this organizing effort that gives us agency over our healthcare, while mobilizing others and educating them about our member rights and responsibilities regarding mandatory subjects of bargaining, like healthcare.
As you know, two weeks ago, together we successfully launched our member-wide referendum petition campaign calling for a membership-wide vote for any significant changes to active and/or retired members’ healthcare. These include any significant changes of our healthcare carriers, limits to our choice of healthcare carriers, or institutions of or raises to premiums, deductibles or copayments, etc. We also demand that UFT members must be provided full disclosure of the wording for such proposed changes, prior to the membership wide vote.
We continue to vigorously move the needle to garner the 10% of member signatures needed to trigger the UFT constitutional mandate compelling the UFT executive board to bring a member-wide referendum vote to all members.