MORE-UFT Response to the Mayor’s Announcement of a Delayed Start – Again

While MORE supports the idea of a responsible, phased-in, equitable reopening plan with a remote start to the year, the Mayor’s latest announcement is not it.  And while UFT leadership takes credit for this short delay, we know that this wouldn’t have happened without MORE and rank-and-file UFT members in the streets this entire pastContinue reading “MORE-UFT Response to the Mayor’s Announcement of a Delayed Start – Again”

MORE Daily Bulletin #7, September 16, 2020

UFT members at PS 280 and PS 149 in Queens picketed before school. They plan to meet at PS 222 after school and are demanding proper safety procedures, ventilation, testing and tracing, and building cleanliness. UFT members at PS 234 in Queens will picket during lunch after picketing this morning over an organizational chart thatContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #7, September 16, 2020”

MORE Daily Bulletin #6, September 15, 2020

UFT members at the Neighborhood School in Manhattan will stage a protest today over unsafe conditions. UFT members at the Taft campus will work outside today UFT members at International High School for Health Sciences visited with teachers at Newtown campus to discuss ventilation problems UFT members at the High School for Innovation in AdvertisingContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #6, September 15, 2020”

Charter school workers stand for fully remote beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

We are unionized and non-unionized charter school employees who stand in solidarity with our colleagues in district schools. We share an interest in all New York City schools opening safely, and we support a fully remote beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. Sign on to the statement below to connect with other charter school employeesContinue reading “Charter school workers stand for fully remote beginning of the 2020-2021 school year”

MORE Daily Bulletin #5, September 14, 2020

UFT members picketed outside PS 51 in Manhattan IS 230 members in Queens picketed again this morning and refused to enter their building until they received safety guarantees UFT members at International High School for Health Sciences, Flushing International High School marched to IS 230 to support them in their picket Union members PS 139Continue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #5, September 14, 2020”

Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice

The UFT needs to negotiate a remote start to the school year now (or two months ago) Over the past week, members at dozens of schools with positive COVID-19 cases have been in confusion around the protocols for closing schools and having members work remotely. This is eerily reminiscent of the city’s failure to listenContinue reading “Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice”

M.S. 88 Update: Holes in NYC’s Test and Trace Program Are Unacceptable

By Lynn Shon, Sept. 12th, 2020 The following statement is adapted from a Twitter thread Lynn published this morning. Thank you Lynn for updating on M.S. 88 after a positive case was reported on Tuesday, staff informed Wednesday and ordered back to the school building Thursday without staff contact testing and tracing: I am aContinue reading “M.S. 88 Update: Holes in NYC’s Test and Trace Program Are Unacceptable”

MORE daily bulletin #4, September 11, 2020

UFT members at IS 230 in Queens refused to enter their building after learning last night of a COVID-19 positive test result from one of their co-workers. UFT members at MS 88 in Brooklyn wrote an open letter describing the botched response of the Department of Education to the news of a COVID-19 positive resultContinue reading “MORE daily bulletin #4, September 11, 2020”