I agree with that. And I also agree that the DOE may agree to a Just 'Cause Hearing meaning
"we are charging you with misconduct just 'cause we want to"
See my post on one of my other blogs, Inside 3020-a Teachers' Trials:
Arbitration decisions: Are They in Compliance With The JUST CAUSE STANDARD - or is the Penalty Determined Under the JUST 'CAUSE Someone Dislikes You Standard?
Editor, NYC Rubber Room Reporter
Editor, New York Court Corruption
Editor, National Public Voice
Editor, NYC Public Voice
Just cause is important to everyone who participates in any proceeding. If someone is accused of some kind of misconduct, and an investigator does a full and fair investigation into whether or not the person did, indeed, do what he/she is accused of, and then, with all the evidence properly gathered, finds no proof that the person did the alleged act, the person goes free, and must receive no penalty.
The DOE investigative agencies, namely OSI, SCI and OEO, dont "investigate" anything or anyone. They find out what the complaint is, then prove the complaint is true after speaking with the principal, Superintendent or "legal" of the DOE, flinging evidence and truth out the window.
The Just Cause Standard:
• Considerably less service time
• Committed a more severe or dangerous infraction
• Acted intentionally
• Been warned recently for committing a similar violation
• Fewer mitigating or extenuating circumstances
• Refused to accept responsibility
• Threatened witnesses
• Been uncooperative during the investigation
• The supervisor who punished the grievant has a more demanding disciplinary philosophy than other supervisors.
• The grievant is a union steward or officer.
• The penalty given the comparable was a mistake.
You can order Just Cause by downloading an order form or by going to our online store.
A look back to Saturday, August 29, 2015:
Mike Mulgrew Finally Admits He, the UFT, and NYSUT Were Wrong To Go Along With Investigators Who Falsely Substantiated Misconduct of UFT Members