Lynn Salvage, president of the Katharine Gibbs School, canceled a faculty appreciation dinner April 7 at the last minute, telling teachers that the UFT planned to disrupt the event.
failed to respond to phone messages left by a New York Teacher reporter, asking her
what evidence she
had that the union planned to disrupt the dinner.
Canty praised the courage of teacher Elizabeth Redly, who confronted Salvage
after the cancellation announcement.
Redly recalled how Salvage
described the dinner cancellation as "one of the saddest things I ever had to do because your union is going to disrupt it."
Redly was so incensed that she
stood up and said: "If you're going to say that, tell the truth.