In the first episode of THOSE WHO CAN, your hosts Diamond and Greg discuss the surprises and frustrations of having to work during the Spring Break of 2020. Diamond and Greg welcome Leah Lin, the Chapter Leader of PS85 in Queens who sheds light on her experience with not only having to work during a scheduled vacation but how her UFT chapter in her school felt about this unwelcome demand from Mayor de Blasio. Diamond, Greg, and Leah also share their thoughts about their expectation around appropriate compensation for working during this scheduled time off.
Part 2 of the episode, which will be released separately will include a conversation with David Campbell. David is the Director of the UFT Grievance Department and he will discuss how the UFT fought for and achieved compensation for the 2020 Spring Break through the arbitration process.