We, the members of the MORE-UFT Caucus (Movement of Rank and File Educators), are proud to announce that the Department of Education heard the demands of parents, students and school staff today to make Monday, December 23, 2019 a part of the Winter Vacation. Our online petition collected over 32,700 signatures, and it is clearContinue reading “Victory on December 23rd!”
New to teaching? Trying to get your bearings in being a union member? Scroll down for this primer (or download), developed for our Summer UFT 101 to help you get to know what’s happening in your school. Are you more experienced? Trying to figure out how to use the UFT contract improve the working andContinue reading “A Guide to the UFT for both New and Veteran Members”
The UFT elections are a fundamentally undemocratic process.
MORE stands with parents, students, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and all other UFT members who fight for the schools that all New Yorkers deserve. We need well-resourced environments designed to help young people flourish and learn from mistakes, while also providing a stable and manageable work environment for UFT members. Based on years of lobbying, parentsContinue reading “A broader vision for justice in our schools”
Our union needs to build power and exercise it. We are one of the largest union locals in the country and should be capable of fighting back against the powers that be, those who would squeeze us in the interest of tax “incentives” for the wealthy. Instead, for too long UFT leadership has acted likeContinue reading “Candidate Statement: David Price, MORE candidate for at-large seat in the 2019 UFT elections”
Why are you running in the 2019 UFT elections? I am running because UFT members deserve a union led by ourselves, a union responsive to the needs of membership, especially young untenured teachers. Why are the 2019 UFT elections important? UFT members deserve a union run for us, by us, not by bureaucrats. NYC parents,Continue reading “Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 elections”
I’m running in the elections because the #RedForEd rebellions that have swept the nation have shown that educators who organize a strong network of rank and file union members can win impressive changes in their unions and school districts. The fightback in Washington State, LA, Oakland, West Virginia and Arizona have inspired me to build thatContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Peter Lamphere, MORE nominee for Assistant Treasurer of the UFT”
I have been a guidance counselor for ten years. I have always believed in the power and promise of public education, a promise gone unfulfilled for so many. Every student has a right to education but the type of education received depends on whether teachers, students and parents have ownership over their schools. I becameContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary of the UFT”