Our organizing focused on bringing our chapter together, learning about COVID data, circulating an Open Letter, and protesting to draw attention to our issue. We saw results in increased media coverage, increased testing in our neighborhood and school, and increased advocacy by our admin and UFT representatives
The UFT Delegate Assembly meets Wednesday, October 14th at 4:15pm. The fifteen-minute question period is one of the few opportunities for rank-and-filers to get answers from union leaders. Here are some questions that we encourage delegates and chapter leaders to ask.
This theft of teachers’ wages, at a time when we are constantly asked to make up for the many failures of City Hall, is unconscionable and cannot go unanswered.
We publish here some thoughts from a MORE member which we think reflect how many educators around the city are feeling… By Lori Sandler International HS for Health Sciences It’s 12pm and I’m already exhausted. Teaching to five kids at a time is nice in some ways, but there’s not a lot of momentum forContinue reading “Some thoughts on the first day back with students”
UFT members protested outside FDR High School to protest the school reopenings in their area on October 2. Employees at the Brooklyn Friends School, members of UAW-Local 2110 voted to authorize a strike and began their picket line this morning. MORE members throughout the city are circulating the petition against an unsafe reopening. Get theContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #17 Monday October 5, 2020”
UFT members are protesting outside FDR High School to protest the school reopenings in their area. MORE members throughout the city are circulating the petition against an unsafe reopening. Get the MORE Daily Bulletins every day!
UFT members at FDR High School will hold a protest Friday at 3:00 PM over the fact that schools have reopened despite a significant increase in COVID-19 test positivity rates in their zip code. MORE members in District 15 are planning a virtual happy hour for Friday at 5:00 PM. MORE members throughout the cityContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #15 Thursday October 1, 2020”
MORE members are participating in a National Day of Action to protest and unsafe reopening and structural racism in education. UFT members at Rachel Carson High School are joining the National Day of Action by wearing Red for Ed today. UFT members at Leaders High School wore Red for Ed on Tuesday to protest anContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #14 Wednesday September 30, 2020”
We demand an agreement that meets the real needs of our communities, most urgently fully remote instruction until January.
UFT members in Districts 24 and 30 protested unsafe conditions in school buildings over the weekend UFT members in southern Brooklyn are preparing an educational panel for members of the community on safety problems in the schools. The panel will begin at 6:30 and you can register for it here. UFT members led a protestContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #13 Tuesday September 29, 2020”