MORE-UFT Stands with Survivors and Calls on the UFT to Rescind the Endorsement of Scott Stringer Immediately

In light of recent allegations made against Mayoral candidate and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, we call on the UFT to immediately rescind their endorsement of Stringer and begin a process of engaging rank and file membership at meetings at the chapter level to determine next steps, including a rank and file endorsement voteContinue reading “MORE-UFT Stands with Survivors and Calls on the UFT to Rescind the Endorsement of Scott Stringer Immediately”

MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA

MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly Last night’s Delegate Assembly of the United Federation of Teachers interrupted politics as usual in NYC. Rank and file delegates voted down UFT leaders recommendations for candidates for City Comptroller, Manhattan District Attorney, Brooklyn borough president, and 2 other offices, in a rare rebuke to UFTContinue reading “MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA”

Chapter Election Nominations This Week

The most critical role in the entire UFT structure is not the UFT president but the UFT chapter leader. Chapter leaders are the building block of the union; They determine if a school’s chapter meets regularly, whether regular consultations with the principal occur to give faculty and staff voice in decisions, and whether members’ contractualContinue reading “Chapter Election Nominations This Week”

School Reopening is the New Reality. How Should We Relate to It?

School Reopening is the New Reality. How Should We Relate to It? By Ella Mahony and Mike Stivers The following is the position of individual MORE members, and is not the position of the MORE caucus as a whole. In the past few weeks, New York City mayor Bill De Blasio made a series ofContinue reading “School Reopening is the New Reality. How Should We Relate to It?”

The UFT should fight to Tax the Rich and #InvestInOurNY

It’s time for the UFT to join the fight! Please encourage your delegates and chapter leaders and chapters to support this resolution at the Wednesday, March 24th UFT Delegate Assembly, and endorse it by filling out this form. Above is a comparison between the UFT/NYSUT’s current position, and what the resolution is proposing that weContinue reading “The UFT should fight to Tax the Rich and #InvestInOurNY”

A Year After the Teacher Sickout Closed Them, New York City Schools Are Still Not Ready to Reopen

Originally posted by our friends at Labor Notes and Jacobin Andrew Worthington and Peter Allen-Lamphere are high school teachers and chapter leaders (shop stewards). Annie Tan is an elementary school teacher. They are members of the Movement of Rank-and-File Educators, the social justice caucus of the United Federation of Teachers. During the second week ofContinue reading “A Year After the Teacher Sickout Closed Them, New York City Schools Are Still Not Ready to Reopen”

MORE-UFT Releases Fall 2020 Survey Report of 1,143 NYC DOE Staff Members

READ THE FULL REPORT NEW YORK: In the midst of yet another school reopening plan in December 2020, MORE-UFT rank-and-file members decided to ask NYC DOE schools staff about their experiences with school reopening: neither the UFT nor the DOE had done an official survey of school based staff. (The DOE released its own FallContinue reading “MORE-UFT Releases Fall 2020 Survey Report of 1,143 NYC DOE Staff Members”