Organize the No Vote Against this Contract

Saturday, May 10 12:00 – 3:00pm Ya-Ya Network 224 W. 29th St., 14th Fl. Come to a meeting with UFT Chapter Leaders and Contract Committee members to hear a breakdown of the proposal, ask questions, and organize against the proposed contract in our schools. Join us in fighting for The Contract NYC Educators Deserve! RSVPContinue reading “Organize the No Vote Against this Contract”

The MORE FOUR: Our Democratically Determined Contract Demands

-This list of the main improvements we would like to see in the 2014 NYC teachers’ contract was developed based on democratic discussion and a vote at the 1/18/2014 meeting of the Movement of Rank and File Educators. Join us to continue the discussion! 1. Improved Learning and Working Conditions: Our schools should have lower class sizes,Continue reading “The MORE FOUR: Our Democratically Determined Contract Demands”

City Workers From Across Unions Met and Mobilized Around Campaign for Fair Pay

NEW YORK: Over 75 rank and file union members gathered on Thursday (3/7/2014) night to mobilize against Those rank and file workers have already garnered over 1,000 signatures on a letter demanding that union leaders prioritize retroactive pay.  Furthermore, they urge Mayor de Blasio to stay true to his campaign promise of “ending the taleContinue reading “City Workers From Across Unions Met and Mobilized Around Campaign for Fair Pay”

Some Lessons of Previous Contract Struggles, Part 2

By Kit Wainer Chapter Leader, Leon M. Goldstein High School In part 1 we explored the ways in which UFT contracts have riveted the attention of union members toward their union and toward their contract. In 1995, for the first time in the union’s history, the membership voted down a contract package that UFT leadersContinue reading “Some Lessons of Previous Contract Struggles, Part 2”

Some Lessons of Previous Contract Struggles, Part 1

By Kit Wainer Chapter Leader, Leon M. Goldstein H.S. In the 25 years I’ve been a UFT activist I’ve lived through many. I’ve learned some lessons from these struggles that I thought might be useful to share as we head into another contract period. From 1993-2012 I was a member of Teachers for a JustContinue reading “Some Lessons of Previous Contract Struggles, Part 1”