Mike Mulgrew is going to try to squash Attorney Joy Hochstadt for filing her lawsuit
against him. See the email notice below sent to members, and here is my article with the complaint filed in Federal court in it :
Dear fellow UFT members,
The UFT has been sued in federal court in a lawsuit that charges, among other things, that the New York State Legislature, Mayor Bloomberg, the schools chancellor and the union have been engaged in a multi-year secret pact to reduce the rights of teachers. The lawsuit names myself and former UFT President Randi Weingarten, and features false and absurd claims of a wide-ranging conspiracy and personal misconduct, without stating any actual proof of either.
The suit has been filed by an attorney who has previously been sanctioned and fined for bringing frivolous legal actions. It is unworthy of serious consideration, and our attorneys will be making that point to the court.
When an organization like ours strongly defends the public schools, their students and its members, our opponents will seize on any opportunity to make teachers and their union a target.