The recent comments by UFT President Michael Mulgrew that the union supports the upcoming caravan over the Verrazano Bridge to protest the death of Eric Garner are totally unwarranted.
First of all, who is he to state that the UFT is supporting this action? If he or any individual person in the UFT wants to take part, that is okay. They have that right to protest peacefully. What is not OK is that he gives the impression that the entire UFT is in full support of this.
Our police are the best, and there is no reason for Mulgrew, with his asinine comments, to drive a wedge between the UFT and the PBA. Patrick Lynch was 100 percent correct in what he said in response to what Mr. Mulgrew said. I, as a retired UFT member, am angry and incensed by the comments of Mr. Mulgrew.
It is time for a change in the leadership of the UFT, the sooner, the better.