Check out our speakers and workshops for the October 13th and 14th – please register here to attend – Print and distribute the flyer to your colleagues and share this link widely.
FRIDAY, 7pm-10pm – Oct.13th Project REACH Youth – 39 Eldridge Street, 4th Fl, NYC
Hear from labor activist speakers and enjoy socializing, refreshments
- Khalid Al Alim – Community organizer with UTLA* on the “Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve”
- Troy Walcott – IBEW Local 3* Shop steward – On strike at Spectrum (Time Warner) since March
- Marcus McArthur – Teacher at City-As-School, UFT Executive Board, High School Representative
- Bob Peterson – Retired 5th grade teacher, past president, Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association*, editor, Rethinking Schools*,
- Catlin Preston – Teacher, former Delegate, Central Park East I school, rubber room inmate for 11 months now fully exonerated of all charges,
- Kaliris Salas-Ramirez – Parent leader of successful movement to remove abusive Principal Monica Garg from Central Park East I
Participate in workshops & discussions on how to challenge the inaction of the UFT leadership while we develop a union that will fight for teacher rights and for the schools our students deserve.
Secrets of a Successful Organizer: Organize your School and Strategies for Chapter & Delegate elections – Jia Lee, Chapter Leader at the Earth School
Teacher Diversity in New York City – Sean Ahern, Delegate at East Island Academy
Defending Immigrant Students – Will Russell, Teacher at Liberty High School For Newcomers, TeachDream
Fighting for the rights of ATR members – August Leppelmeier, ATR member
Social Justice Curriculum in your classroom – Adam Sanchez, Harvest Collegiate HS
Afternoon plenary session will involve discussion about proposals for action including on Parental Leave, organizing Pre-K teachers, fighting school turnarounds, supporting chapter leader campaigns, and how to deal with anti-union attacks like the impending Janus decision from the Supreme Court.
We must transform the narrative of the education reformers as they push harder then ever to privatize our entire educational system and destroy our union!
Attend workshops. Socialize with friends. Meet educators from across the region. Engage in MORE member-driven decision making for the coming year!
- Let’s continue to organize our schools.
- Let’s build alliances & get support from parents and community organizations.
- Let’s increase our membership;
- Expand our seats on the UFT Exec Board
- Increase MORE Chapter Leaders & Delegates.
- Support all UFT members’ rights including our most experienced teachers
- Fight for healthy workspaces without bullying from supervisors
- Make sure our union guarantees Special Education Compliance for students and for staff
- Strong contract! Enforced contract!
- End school segregation
- Increase Teacher Diversity
- Teacher Evaluation System decided by school staff
- Developmentally appropriate teaching and learning for early childhood
- Money for schools not war! Disburse the CFE funds immediately
- Reduce Class Size and Stop Co-Locations
- Support parents’ right to opt-out until there are alternatives to rote and standardized testing
- Defend immigrant rights and DACA! Liaison for every school