Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 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”

Candidate Statement: Peter Lamphere, MORE nominee for Assistant Treasurer of the UFT

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”

Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary 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”

Candidate Statement: Jia Lee, MORE nominee for Vice President of Special Education

I have been a proud NYC special education teacher since 2002. At the same time, I have to admit that we face untenable conditions. Currently, there are systemic shortages of time, resources, and staffing. Many of my colleagues and our students with special needs feel that they are not being heard or respected. We, theContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Jia Lee, MORE nominee for Vice President of Special Education”

MORE Stands up against Cuomo / Mulgrew attempt to woo back Amazon

MORE has signed on to the community letter, republished below, in response to Andrew Cuomo’s New York Times advertisement begging Amazon to reconsider its decision about its headquarters.  The ad was, shamefully, signed by our union president, along with a slew of corporate CEOs and only four other union leaders, in yet another example ofContinue reading “MORE Stands up against Cuomo / Mulgrew attempt to woo back Amazon”

Candidate Statement: John Antush, MORE nominee for Vice President of High Schools

I’m proud to be a UFT member, but we should not sit back and depend on top UFT officials or Mayor De Blasio to resolve problems that affect us as educators. As UFT rank-and-file members, and as working people, we have to organize from the bottom-up for the conditions that would make safe, culturally-relevant, meaningfulContinue reading “Candidate Statement: John Antush, MORE nominee for Vice President of High Schools”

Candidate Statement: Aixa Rodriguez, MORE nominee for Vice President for Education-At-Large

My name is Aixa Rodriguez. I am an ESL teacher and I am running on the MORE-UFT slate for Vice President for Education-At-Large. I’m running in the 2019 UFT elections because MORE has the values and the work ethic that most closely match mine. When I heard who was running on the MORE-UFT slate, IContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Aixa Rodriguez, MORE nominee for Vice President for Education-At-Large”

Candidate Statement: Dermott Myrie, MORE nominee for UFT President

There is a disconnect between UFT leadership and rank and file membership. As a result, there is a void and that void has to be filled at a time when unions and labor movements are being attacked and destroyed by unfriendly forces: right wingers, ed deformers, and many of the 1% who have accumulated mostContinue reading “Candidate Statement: Dermott Myrie, MORE nominee for UFT President”

The Schools That UFT Members and NYC Students Deserve

We need change in the UFT, and we need it now! #VoteMORE2019 for a member driven union when the UFT election ballots go out in the mail on March 25th. United, we can achieve our vision! http://morecaucusnyc.org http://tiny.cc/joinmore