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”
The UFT claims to be using a transparent, equitable, and democratic process for endorsements but for rank and file members, the process has felt opaque,undemocratic, and exclusive.
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? 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?”
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”
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”
By a MORE-UFT School Social Worker As we inch closer to the green light for NYC middle schools to reopen tomorrow 2/25, we can sense the concern, fear, urgency, and pandemic fatigue as an upswell in educator spaces. The strategy the boss has used is to normalize schools being open for elementary and District 75Continue reading “We Should Wait to Reopen NYC Schools”
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”
After over 100 public comments, the People’s PEP proved a successful organizing strategy for a coalition of educational justice groups. The Panel on Educational Policy is one of the only remaining forms of community accountability for public schools under mayoral control of public schools in New York City. With only one parent representative, the panelContinue reading “Advocates for Equity Win Big at the People’s PEP”
A network of MORE chapter leaders delegates can organize for a union that empowers members rather than limits them.