Instead of working to expand access to health care for the students and communities we serve, our union is fighting to restrict access to a minority of unionized employees.
One year ago, on June 6, 2020 students, families, educators & school staff across NYC took to the streets from the headquarters of the UFT to Tweed courthouse with a clear message: We have a moral obligation to fulfill the youth mandate for Police Free Schools. We are back tomorrow on June 5th. Meet usContinue reading “MORE Caucus Supports Calls for Police Free Schools”
by Will Johnson, English/SPED Teacher More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, people who work in schools see little evidence that the Department of Education is prepared for Fall 2021. This is not surprising. Let’s not forget that on March 12, 2020, three days before schools shifted to remote instruction, then-Chancellor Carranza mocked theContinue reading “MORE questions about the NYC DOE Reopening”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2021 Press Contact: Media@morecaucusuft.org New York, New York: MORE-UFT Caucus released the following response to the Mayor’s and Chancellor’s announcement today regarding school in September of 2021. Today principals, school communities and families found out about major reopening plans on national news without warning or prior communication yet again. This remainsContinue reading “Too Many Unanswered Questions: Response to the Mayor’s and Chancellor Porter’s Announcement on Fall 2021”
Picket line at a Bronx HS on opening day 2020 demanding the UFT negotiate a new re-opening agreement to protect their health and safety The city and the UFT will likely negotiate a new Memorandum of Agreement for the fall of 2021. Additionally, the current UFT contract expires in September 2022 and negotiations will beginContinue reading “MORE Contract Materials: Engage in discussion and action with your chapter for a fair and just contract”
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”
Retiree Advocate/UFT is sounding the alarm to all retirees and in-service members of a pending change to our health care. The City and MLC (Municipal Labor Committee) are in negotiations to give the administration of our health coverage over to a private insurance company.
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”