DOE Admins Not So Confidential Emails Part 6 Union Busting


Continued fromAdmin’s “Not so Confidential” Emailssegment.

“Union Busting is the latest fad.” Everyone is doing it.

There has been more union busting at our school than you can imagine. I have to admit, that they have been doing an excellent job of busting up our union, our rights and wiping our expired contract on their shoes.

Countless teachers have been called in to the principal’s office and asked questions like:

What did you say at the [union] meeting last Friday”

“Was ______ at your birthday party” “Careful of who your friends are.”

“Why are you wearing blue” In regard to staff wearing union blue.

“Stay away from the Teacher’s Lounge.”

You can also see my first two disciplinary letters that I received. One was about a private union meeting I had with former UFT Chapter Leader Rich Candia and former SLT Chairperson Susanne Abramowitz. The second about emailing the UFT members at the school about union business.

Now I found this beauty showing a directive from a DOE lawyer informing the principal that .


From:Linda Hill<>

Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM <—see my previous post that took place around that time
Subject: UFT site on the Dreyfus email
To: Richard Candia <>
Cc: Michael Rossicone <>

Dr. Candia,

I have been advised by DOE lawyers to delete the UFT site on the Dreyfus website. Please be advised that I am doing so immediately.
Principal Hill

Linda V. Hill
Principal, IS 49
tel. 718 727 6040
fax. 718 876 8207

*Note: I colored the red text above.
What was this site It was a UFT site we had to increase communication. Why delete it Good question. Which lawyer Was it ethical Violation

That was over a year ago. Did things get better Does the principal or DOE fear or union No. In fact they continue to bust and even ignored an arbitration decision. Attempted to get involved in a chapter leader recall that failed.

This is replicated at many of the 1,800 schools.

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