Archives For July 2017

Please join us to… Discuss, Debate, and Organize!
WHEN:   Wednesdays this summer; 3pm-6pm
WHERE:  The Dark Horse, 17 Murray St. NYC; Near City Hall, Chambers St,
Drink specials: $4 drafts, $6 well drinks & $7 wine
RSVP ONLINE!

Hardcore Contract Training
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July 12th

Is your chapter facing abusive administrators? Are there contract violations? Do you want to engage your members in the fight back ? Bring challenges that you and your colleagues have at your school, we will share suggestions based on our experiences. Veteran chapter leaders and UFT Executive Board members that have led successful actions and grievances will be joining us.

Special Education and Educational Justice in Our Schools 
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July 26th

Are you still singing the “Out of Compliance” Blues? Come to the Special Education MORE Summer Series Session where we’ll discuss how to push for REAL support from administrators, the DOE, parents, advocacy groups, NYC/State/Federal laws and the UFT to ensure that our students’ with special needs get their legally mandated services and the schools they deserve. Bring your queries, problems, suggestions and ideas so we can brainstorm together how labor can be a driving force for educational justice and special education  in NYC!

School Solidarity With Diverse Communities 
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August 9th

How does a UFT chapter organize solidarity with the different communities that we serve? What is the role of social justice in building a strong union. Hear from different UFT chapters about how they organized solidarity with immigrant students, participated in the national women’s march and the 100 days of organizing afterwards, and worked to support LGBT students and community members.

Secrets of a Successful Organizer 
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August 23rd

Are you facing issues at your school? This workshop will include Labor Notes’ new Secrets of a Successful Organizer training track for how to beat apathy, identifying leaders and mapping your workplace and turning an issue into a campaign.