Open Contract Count For All

When MORE members reached out to the union leadership about observing the count of the contract ratification ballots, Leroy Barr the UFT assistant secretary and chair of Unity Caucus (the caucus of Michael Mulgrew), offered one observer per caucus of the UFT contract vote. You should not have to be in a caucus to observe the […]

MORE Members Rosie Frascella and Brian Jones Featured in The Nation and Video of Speeches at SOS May 17 Rally

New York’s branch of the movement has been led by the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators (MORE), a rank-and-file reform caucus in the United Federation of Teachers, together with other education advocates and community and labor organizations…. The Nation See Videos of all speakers at the rally. Video of Rosie Frascella from MORE/NYCORE – featured in […]

Teachers Should Vote No For Love and For Money

By Kevin Prosen Chapter Leader I.S.30 This letter first appeared here in Jacobin A Letter to New York City’s School Teachers  New York teachers should vote no on the proposed union contract — for love and for money. Dear colleagues, I know you’ve given the proposed UFT contract a lot of thought, and have heard a […]

The UFT Contract and Class Size: 50 Years of Stagnation

By Norm Scott Retired Chapter Leader P.S. 147 All polls among parents and teachers show that class size is the number one improvement people feel would have a real impact. It is an issue that unites parents and teachers on common ground. Many teachers have told me they wouldn’t be as upset at the way the new contract was […]

What happens if we reject this contract?

by Peter Lamphere, member of the UFT Negotiating Committee [Click here for a one-page PDF version of this article to distribute to your coworkers] One of the key questions facing rank and file UFT members at this moment is what happens if we decide to reject the contract proposal from Mayor de Blasio and our leadership.  Few educators […]