First Entry

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The United Federation of Teachers has five offices in each borough. This is a labor union for teachers so there are a lot of members. This is a private company just for teachers and others like teachers. The United Federation of Teachers Printing and Mailing Department’s primary business is to due printing for clients, and mailing. The clients for United Federation of Teachers’ Printing and Mailing Department is teachers, schools and other non-profit organization.  I worked only within the Printing and Mailing Department.

United Federation of Teachers was founded on March 16, 1960.

Key Events:

1960: The Teachers Guild merges with high school teachers to form the United Federation of Teachers.

1962: First comprehensive teacher contract in the nation is achieved, a one-year agreement.

1966: The United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund provides supplementary benefits such as free prescription drugs, eyeglasses, a dental plan and many others.

1969: United Federation of Teachers contract shrinks time to top salary, offers pay to cover teacher absences, creates United Federation of Teachers College Scholarship Fund. The city agrees the pension-improvement law (later called Tier I)

1970: The United Federation of Teachers allowed Paraprofessionals to joined.

1985: United Federation of Teachers president Al Shanker announces his year-end retirement to concentrate on AFT.

1986: United Federation of Teachers Executive Board elects Feldman president.

1990: United Federation of Teachers wins 100 contractual improvements to working conditions, professionalism. New York City schools reach one million school children.

1997: As Mayor Giuliani favors parochial schools, United Federation of Teachers stands up for public ones. Former president of United Federation of Teachers Albert Shanker dies.

2000: United Federation of Teachers forms Class Size Coalition, wins biggest pension improvements in 30 years, per session victory, but contract talks stall.

2009:  Michael Mulgrew becomes United Federation of Teachers president.

2010: United Federation of Teachers celebrates 50 years.

 

The first article was about how the cutter machine has made Oscar and his employees’ lives easier and discusses how he obtains it.

The second article was about Oscar and his employees work efforts and how they maintain their business at the Printing and Mailing Department.

http://whattheythink.com/news/81611-new-yorks-united-federation-teachers-plant-sold-colter-petersons-prism-paper-cutter/

‘No Problem’ Printing

Seventh Entry

I would consider a role model would be an employee named Ram because he is depended upon the printing and has knowledge of layout to print. He has knowledge of maintain a huge printer The Digital Imaging (DI) Ryobi and cleans it as well. Ram is responsible of mostly for all clients work such as fliers, posters, postcards, business cards. Show us some his martial arts as well as self defense. Ram is always there if we are struggle with something and gives us some feedback on our designs. Ram also does some design work or little detail to fix a design. He also measures the papers to cut with the cutter machine. This is why I consider Ram as a role model for his responsibilities and dedications for his job.

Sixth Entry

For my evaluation for my performance at my job is excellent because I just did my duties as I was told. I volunteer to help others and other jobs such as shredding paper or fill up papers in boxes also mailing services. I helped the workers with their personal projects like resizing images, photo editing, and making collages. Also just doing my duties as fast as possible so I can relax or go to the next job I was assigned to do.

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The first business card project was about a Construction business card. Of course, there four of us completing for first place. I came up with concepts but still struggle to have a much better idea. So when I came home, this is where I come up with better ideas and I did. The next day came, I went to the computer to finish it and I was proud of the clean and simplified version for this business card. In the end, I didn’t win but I felt like I did my best.

 

Fifth Entry

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These few days Oscar told me to help Kenny with the booklet about his and another person photography. We both were correcting each other and looking for errors. The booklet was flip book which means that when you flip the booklet upside down the other author is readable and vise-verse.  While Kenny was working on the booklet itself, I had to make two separate files of both authors in Indesign. Also I was assign to do an electronic version of the booklet using Indesign that incorporated e-pub by using the .swf file to make the page move to the next. Unfortunately Oscar wanted a HTML file to put on his website not as Flash .swf version. So he told a web designer to come like at it the following day.  The guy came and tries to fix it. We had to download software in order to convert the .swf file to HTML file. I was there to see how it works.

 

 

Fourth Entry

 

envelopenoprintThis internship does have a lot of clerical jobs such as stocking and restocking envelopes, cases of envelopes, boxes of envelopes, printer paper to the printers. Filing papers in folders, envelopes and boxes. Sometimes do mailing errands such as rubber banding envelopes and placing the rubber band envelopes in mail buckets. Using the shredder to shred paper and using the cutter machine to cut paper for business card, fliers, etc.  Lunchtime is at 1 pm for all of us. Also I use the Mac or PC to design personal project for the employers or make the layout, fix layouts. With this internship I do both physical and mental work and usually its slow at times because its summer. The clerical duties aren’t frequently there are times that it’s a really slow day. When there a very slow day I will go on the computer do personal work, sketch, or improve my skills.

 

Third Entry

The attire of the company is informal attire in which employees wears a blue polo shirt or a blue collar shirt with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) logo. I come to work wearing casual clothing such as a light sweater, jean, and sneakers. I wear a light sweater because the air conditioner is on for the machines that get overheated so fast. A typical day for an employee is to arrive at 9:00 am take care of anything or eat before 10 am because that the time we worked. Do work till 1 pm because this is the hour of lunch. We come eat in the pantry, eat outside or anywhere in the Printing and Mailing department as long as it cleaned up. Go back to work, at 2 pm follow by 5 pm to pack up and waited till for 5:15 pm to leave and go home.

Second Entry

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The supervisor for the internship was Oscar Rivera; he is the manager of the Printing and Mailing Department. I emailed Oscar a week before he interviews me. The day of the interview he was sick so asked to have my interview reschedule the following day. The following day, I went and Oscar was there. He greeted me and began the interview. He asked me about the design I had done on my website and I answered him. Afterwards, he showed me around the department and meant with other employers. We got back to his office to speak about when I starts he said the following Monday June 20, 2016. Finally I questioned him about the internship such as:

How long is this internship? Summer ends

Is this internship going to get me a credited? Yes

And ended with saying goodbyes and see you on Monday. I was happy about getting an internship for the Internship credit. I also met Kenneth from my Internship class in order to get his credit as well.