MORE Weekly Update #5 – May Day Tomorrow (5/1) and People’s Assembly Saturday (5/5)

M.O.R.E – Movement of Rank and File Educators Weekly Update #5 – 04.29.12 Greetings Movement of Rank and File Educators! This is an important week of actions and committee meetings! Tomorrow, please join Occupy the DOE for the educators’ contingent at the May Day protest. On Saturday, there will be a very important Peoples’ AssemblyContinue reading “MORE Weekly Update #5 – May Day Tomorrow (5/1) and People’s Assembly Saturday (5/5)”

SOTU is now MORE! – Weekly Update 04.23.12 – Fight vs. Turnarounds Thursday + Committee Meetings + People’s Assembly against Mayoral Control

M.O.R.E – Movement of Rank and File Educators Weekly Update #4 – 04.23.12 Greetings SOTU Activists, SOTU is now MORE! Thank you everyone for coming to our membership meeting on Saturday.  Although the democratic process was messy and long, we agreed to found the Movement of Rank and File Educators, approved a mission statement, decidedContinue reading “SOTU is now MORE! – Weekly Update 04.23.12 – Fight vs. Turnarounds Thursday + Committee Meetings + People’s Assembly against Mayoral Control”

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”