SOTU Delegate Assembly Alert: Support this Resolution in Solidarity with the "Turnaround Schools" at Tomorrow’s Delegate Assembly – April 18th

State of the Union  – Delegate Assembly Alert – 04.17.12 Greetings SOTU Activists, This is a special message for those of you planning on attending the UFT Delegate Assembly tomorrow, April 18, at 52 Broadway (4/5 to Wall St.). There are two important matters on the agenda that we would you like to ask yourContinue reading “SOTU Delegate Assembly Alert: Support this Resolution in Solidarity with the "Turnaround Schools" at Tomorrow’s Delegate Assembly – April 18th”

Fwd: State of the Union – Weekly Update #3 – 04.15.12 – Exciting Week coming up – Membership Meeting 4/21, Turnaround Demo 4/19, Eval Forum 4/17, DA 4/18

State of the Union  – Weekly Update #3 – 04.15.12 Greetings SOTU Activists, We hope everyone had a relaxing spring break.  However, there is a very exciting week coming up to prepare for, culminating in our membership meeting on Saturday April 21st at noon, where we will make important decisions about the Points of UnityContinue reading “Fwd: State of the Union – Weekly Update #3 – 04.15.12 – Exciting Week coming up – Membership Meeting 4/21, Turnaround Demo 4/19, Eval Forum 4/17, DA 4/18”

Weekly Update #2 – 04.03.12 – Teachers for Trayvon Thursday + Membership Meeting (and other events) after break

State of the Union  – Weekly Update #2 – 04.03.12 Greetings SOTU Activists, We hope everyone is looking forward to a relaxing and well-deserved spring break.  However, there is a very exciting week afterwards to prepare for, culminating in our membership meeting on Saturday April 21st!   Also, Thursday, teachers are involved in an importantContinue reading “Weekly Update #2 – 04.03.12 – Teachers for Trayvon Thursday + Membership Meeting (and other events) after break”

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR TRAYVON!

SPREAD THE WORD….. Stickers here / RSVP on FB here TEACHERS AND STUDENTS  FOR TRAYVON!  Trayvon Martin's tragic killing has brought thousands into the street to demand justice for his family. Justice for Trayvon Martin means justice for all who are targeted because of the color of their skin. In New York City schools, our studentsContinue reading “TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOR TRAYVON!”

State of the Union Weekly Update #1

 State of the Union  – Weekly Update #1 – 03.28.12 Greetings SOTU Activists,  Welcome to the first of many weekly updates from State of the Union…   Here is what is going on this week. 1) Friday, March 30, 4:30 PM  – Working Meeting for Committees  – Please come to continue and extend the work weContinue reading “State of the Union Weekly Update #1”

A strong union chapter can counter demoralization – NYCORE Conf Workshop Saturday 3/24 2PM / Happy Hour Friday, 3/30 4:30PM

**** Please Forward Widely ****  Feeling Demoralized?A strong union chapter can counter demoralization In this year’s annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, teacher satisfaction has hit a 20-year low point. Teachers nationally are feeling more demoralized than ever, and New York City is no exception.   Building strong union chapters in our schools is oneContinue reading “A strong union chapter can counter demoralization – NYCORE Conf Workshop Saturday 3/24 2PM / Happy Hour Friday, 3/30 4:30PM”

Upcoming Actions / Thank you to all State of the Union attendees!

Thank you to all State of the Union attendees! / Upcoming Actions Thanks to those of you who made it out last Saturday. We had a busy and productive day with over 70 people in attendance from many schools across the city, including parents and community activists, retirees, secretaries, social workers and other UFT members. Let’s keep upContinue reading “Upcoming Actions / Thank you to all State of the Union attendees!”

TEN QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT MULGREW ABOUT THE EVALUATION DEAL

*** Register online here *** STATE OF THE UNION Part 2: NEXT STEPS MARCH 10: 10am-4pmGraduate Center for Workers Education (25 Broadway) TEN QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT MULGREW ABOUT THE EVALUATION DEAL 1.     When will the text of the evaluation agreement reached on February 16 be released? 2.     Unlike the February 16 deal, will the final evaluation deal with the city get putContinue reading “TEN QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT MULGREW ABOUT THE EVALUATION DEAL”

STATE OF THE UNION Part 2: NEXT STEPS MARCH 10: 10am-4pm

*** Register online here *** STATE OF THE UNION Part 2: NEXT STEPS MARCH 10: 10am-4pmGraduate Center for Workers Education (25 Broadway) On February 4, over 200 people attended  State of the Union – Part 1, featuring 15 workshops focusing on issues facing the UFT in the age of ed deform. That was only the beginning. Join us onContinue reading “STATE OF THE UNION Part 2: NEXT STEPS MARCH 10: 10am-4pm”

Fight Back Friday Photos – January 27th, 2012

Fight Back Friday Photos! Hey folks – Check out a selection of photos from the last Fight Back Friday on January 27th.  The message focused around solidarity with the 33 turnaround schools under attack by Bloomberg, and against high stakes testing. John Dewey High School – Brooklyn Pan American International High School – Queens  Continue reading “Fight Back Friday Photos – January 27th, 2012”