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”

Advocates for Equity Win Big at the People’s PEP

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”

Time and Attendance Under COVID19

UFT members have some important rights regarding time and attendance issues according to agreements the UFT has worked out with the city. However, the UFT leadership has negotiated away most members’ ability to enforce these rights. The grievance process is still frozen and the operational complaints process is backlogged. Therefore, we believe that members shouldContinue reading “Time and Attendance Under COVID19”

Fill out our NYC Schools Staff Fall 2020 Survey!

If the UFT and DOE won’t collect information and experiences of NYC educators, then we’ll have to do it! The MORE-UFT Movement of Rank-and-File Educators is collecting information from educators and NYC DOE staff about how NYC schools reopening has been this fall 2020. We plan to share the information gathered in this survey publicly.Continue reading “Fill out our NYC Schools Staff Fall 2020 Survey!”