Print and distribute copies of our contract response flyer for your workplace!
Summaries of our 3 main concerns and our 6 contract priorities are below.
MORE-UFT will be holding a Contract Conference on Saturday 10/27. Details for that are below too.
MORE-UFT SAYS VOTE NO!
Let’s start organizing for the schools NYC deserves!
Here are three reasons to demand a better contract:
- Pay: the raises average 2.09% at a time when inflation is 2.2%. This is a pay cut! And the paltry “raises” are paid for by givebacks that create a two-tier health care plan for the first time.
- Conditions: There are no significant gains on any of the issues of concern to working members such as class size or abusive administrators.
- Solidarity: In the post-Janus world, we must inspire new members to join us. The UFT did not mobilize or organize us or build a sense of solidarity in a fight for a good contract. This deal will not inspire newer teachers to join the union.
The new UFT-DOE contract only continues our 50-year wait for lower class sizes, a fair grievance procedure, and a rational job security process, among other issues. While the UFT should be applauded for negotiating some improvements in the number of observations, the overall agreement is yet another ed-reformer empty promise to put “students first” at the expense of UFT members.
|Besides, let’s not imitate Congress and vote on something we haven’t even been given the time to read!|
DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS!
Contract Conference – Sat. 10/27 – 1pm-4pm
- Fair raises. A raise that doesn’t even match inflation is a pay cut.
- No healthcare givebacks. Not all health plans are created equal, and forcing new teachers onto a more restrictive insurance plan will only make attrition worse.
- Lower class sizes. If the city can subsidize luxury high-rises, then it can pay to build more classrooms and schools. We’ve waited 50 years!
- Paid family leave. Parental leave was a long-deserved victory; it’s time we give the same consideration to our fellow educators caring for an ailing family member.
- Increasing teacher diversity. Our students need to see themselves reflected in the adults they see at school, and the city needs to build a system to support this.
- Administrator improvement plans. Abusing teachers, staff, and students should result in consequences, not promotions.
Join the Movement of Rank-and-file Educators at our Contract Forum as we fight for the contract UFT members deserve:
WHEN: October 27, 2018, 1pm-4pm.
WHERE: James Baldwin High School, 351 W 18th St.
We’ll have trainings on how to organize with your coworkers, make your voices heard, and win the victories that NYC students and our members deserve.