MORE daily bulletin #4, September 11, 2020

UFT members at IS 230 in Queens refused to enter their building after learning last night of a COVID-19 positive test result from one of their co-workers. UFT members at MS 88 in Brooklyn wrote an open letter describing the botched response of the Department of Education to the news of a COVID-19 positive resultContinue reading “MORE daily bulletin #4, September 11, 2020”

Not Until It’s Safe: Day Of Action – Monday Sept. 14th

Stop the Mayor’s Reopening Plan! We’re just a few days into the school reopening plan negotiated by the Mayor and UFT leadership, and it’s already clear our communities are in danger. Positive cases around the city have been reported among staff, requiring colleagues to quarantine at a moment’s notice. Staff returned to buildings with sinks,Continue reading “Not Until It’s Safe: Day Of Action – Monday Sept. 14th”

3 Days Into NYC School Reopening and It’s Clear: Schools Are Not Safe

In our first 3 days back in the school buildings, NYC schools staff have witnessed conditions and situations that confirm what we knew all summer: that we must have fully remote learning until NYC schools are safe and fully funded. Just three days into staff reporting back to work, we were horrified to hear aboutContinue reading “3 Days Into NYC School Reopening and It’s Clear: Schools Are Not Safe”

An Open Letter from MS88 Teachers

Open Letter: We are teachers from the school with the first positive COVID-19 test of the 2020-21 school year. The city has failed us and, in turn, the public. What happened to us is a dress rehearsal for disaster for our school communities. Our principal and leadership team are facing an impossible task, and haveContinue reading “An Open Letter from MS88 Teachers”

MORE daily bulletin #3, September 10, 2020

UFT members at Gregorio Luperon High School engaging in a “phone zap.” MORE members around the city are continuing to gather signatures on the petition to demand a full remote start of the school year UFT members at PS 352 in the Bronx coordinated their refusal to enter their buildings because they were unsafe. TheContinue reading “MORE daily bulletin #3, September 10, 2020”

MORE Daily Bulletin #2

MORE members throughout the school system are gathering signatures on our petition to start the year remotely. UFT members at the Grace Dodge campus in the Bronx are picketing for thirty minutes each day this week. Fellow union members at Taft campus in District 9 walked out of their school yesterday to protest unsafe conditions.Continue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #2”

Call to Action for Sept. 8-11, 2020

Join us tomorrow, Sept. 8th, and the rest of this week to show solidarity with staff whose school buildings are not safe, with those staff who are refusing to enter unsafe buildings tomorrow, with staff whose medical accommodations were denied, with staff with high-risk family members, with students and parents who have lost loved onesContinue reading “Call to Action for Sept. 8-11, 2020”

Petition for a Full Remote Start to School Year

Sign Here On Tuesday, September 1st, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a deal with the heads of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), and District Council 37 (DC 37) to begin in-person instruction on September 21st. Although the unions and Mayor de Blasio hailed the deal as a cooperativeContinue reading “Petition for a Full Remote Start to School Year”