MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA

MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly Last night’s Delegate Assembly of the United Federation of Teachers interrupted politics as usual in NYC. Rank and file delegates voted down UFT leaders recommendations for candidates for City Comptroller, Manhattan District Attorney, Brooklyn borough president, and 2 other offices, in a rare rebuke to UFTContinue reading “MORE-UFT Statement on the April 14 UFT Delegate Assembly: Dissent in the DA”

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”

Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice

The UFT needs to negotiate a remote start to the school year now (or two months ago) Over the past week, members at dozens of schools with positive COVID-19 cases have been in confusion around the protocols for closing schools and having members work remotely. This is eerily reminiscent of the city’s failure to listenContinue reading “Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice”

Educator Letter to Cancel Rent

This letter for housing justice has been endorsed by MORE. Please consider signing and sharing it via this form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8ZF3uh8akmo5o2hcz7lFEb1WHaUPNhcaxZt98mAl1iaIFcw/viewform Dear Educators, All across New York State, millions of people across our communities and in our congregations are wrestling with COVID-19. We know first hand the impact this has had on our classrooms and our students. AsContinue reading “Educator Letter to Cancel Rent”

The UFT should be leading the fight to stop an unsafe reopening of schools

What will it take to stop an unsafe reopening? Members of the United Federation of Teachers have the power to prevent an unsafe reopening. We showed that earlier this year. As the pandemic swept New York in March 2020 thousands of city teachers ignored UFT leaders’ warnings and began to call in sick and studentContinue reading “The UFT should be leading the fight to stop an unsafe reopening of schools”

Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings

By: B. Kaiser, Tajh Sutton, Liat Olenick, Kaliris Salas, Medi Ford Imagine you are a student attending a public school in September 2020. You’re excited to see your friends, and as soon as you get to school you run up to say hi, but the dean tells you you have to stay 6 feet away.Continue reading “Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings”

STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2020 STOP TEACHER TERMINATIONS AT HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES: Racist Administrator Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic press contact: media@morecaucusnyc.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK: As the semester ended on June 27, three teachers at Hudson High School for Learning Technologies were given discontinuance letters, effectively endingContinue reading “STOP TEACHER FIRINGS AT HUDSON HS: Racist Admin Rehired by DOE is Abusive Again During Pandemic”

UFT Chapter of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: Letter on Recent Teacher Terminations by Abusive and Biased Bosses

Good morning, This letter is being sent on behalf of the staff and faculty of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies to formally state our complaints and struggles this past school year, as well as the resolution that we seek.  On Friday, June 26, Eric Maillet, UFT Chapter Leader, sent an email to Superintendent OrlenContinue reading “UFT Chapter of Hudson High School of Learning Technologies: Letter on Recent Teacher Terminations by Abusive and Biased Bosses”