Here is what I am sending to the UFT today in regards to a potential 3020 Hearing regarding my potential termination as a tenured NYC teacher due to declining covid vaccination.
If you are late sending it STILL SEND IT.
- Sign the attached pdf
- Check off that YES, you want a hearing
- List who your lawyer will be. If unsure list TBD
- Make sure to write the following next to your signature: SIGNATURE ONLY VALID WITH ATTACHED STIPULATION
- Write the following stipulation and include it with the form:
From my current understanding there are no charges against me and therefore it appears the entire notion that I can be terminated by the NYC DOE violates the contract I work under as an educator and the 3020 process. In order to be terminated charges must be brought against me and since there are no charges I clearly cannot be legally terminated. The UFT is requiring me to sign their form and check off that “I want a hearing” otherwise they are refusing to represent me moving forward. I have filled out the form as they require to continue moving forward with the process. However my signature in no way waives, invalidates, or changes my position that since there are no charges placed against me I cannot be legally terminated by the NYC DOE. In order to legally terminate me as a tenured educator there is a very specific legal process that must be adhered to. There is not even the hint that the correct process is currently being carried out in this regard.
Unless the 3020 process is followed in the detail and specificity in which it legally exists I cannot be terminated and, most certainly, I cannot be forced into an illegitimate 3020 hearing without seeing the charges against me.
LASTLY — Send the documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and BNorton@uft.org as well as any other UFT email you choose to send it to.