UFT Election FAQs
I never received my envelope in the mail. What now?
Ballots were mailed to members’ homes on April 8. If you have not received a ballot by Thursday, April 14, you can request a ballot from the American Arbitration Association by calling 800-218-5524 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. only) or sending an email to UlerioS@adr.org.
Your email can be very simple: “Hello, my name is _______ and my file number is _______. I work at ______. I never received a ballot. My mailing address is _______. Please let me know when I can get a new ballot.”
Requests for ballots must be made promptly – no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 25 (Note the new date!).
Your ballot must reach the American Arbitration Association, 120 Broadway, 21st floor, New York NY 10271, no later than 8 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Ballots will be counted on Tuesday, May 10.
DO NOT sign your ballot.
I finally got my ballot, how do I vote?
Why should I vote for United for Change?
UFT Solidarity is part of the United for Change Coalition slate. We will be representing the needs of all UFT members. So, why vote for United for Change?
1. You know us. UFT Solidarity is dedicated. We have been active in member support for 10 years. We know the issues. We know the politics. Even our opponents respect us. Our council is creative and smart. We care about our schools, our communities, and our colleagues. We put the interests of the union and of all of our members above our own personal issues. We (UFT) should be standing up for those who need our help, those who are not able to stand up for themselves – but that’s not what today’s leadership does. UFT Solidarity is ready to be elected UFT representatives who advocate for our members, who advocate for better conditions, and who get stuff done.
2. Medicare. We need to stop Mulgrew’s Medicare Advantage plan. Retiree Advocate, part of the United for Change coalition, has temporarily blocked him. But we need to defeat him, or at least lower his vote total, a lot, to stop his plans to privatize Medicare. We need people to vote for the United for Change Slate to make this difference.
3. The pandemic has made clearer than ever: Unity has been in power too long. They take us for granted. They make backroom deals that meet their own political agenda. Some of those deals – instructional lunch, reducing testing, allowing 6 ft distancing to turn into 3, if possible – put our safety at risk. Others, like hybrid learning, or the crazy quarantine plans just didn’t make sense. This is not a leadership that listens to membership. They need to be replaced.
Please consider voting for United for Change!