A Guide to the UFT for both New and Veteran Members

New to teaching? Trying to get your bearings in being a union member? Scroll down for this primer (or download), developed for our Summer UFT 101 to help you get to know what’s happening in your school.  Are you more experienced? Trying to figure out how to use the UFT contract improve the working and […]

A broader vision for justice in our schools

MORE stands with parents, students, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and all other UFT members who fight for the schools that all New Yorkers deserve. We need well-resourced environments designed to help young people flourish and learn from mistakes, while also providing a stable and manageable work environment for UFT members.  Based on years of lobbying, parents […]

Candidate Interview: Cayden Betzig, running for at-large seat in the UFT 2019 elections

Why are you running in the 2019 UFT elections? I am running because UFT members deserve a union led by ourselves, a union responsive to the needs of membership, especially young untenured teachers. Why are the 2019 UFT elections important? UFT members deserve a union run for us, by us, not by bureaucrats. NYC parents, […]

Candidate Statement: Peter Lamphere, MORE nominee for Assistant Treasurer of the UFT

I’m running in the elections because the #RedForEd rebellions that have swept the nation have shown that educators who organize a strong network of rank and file union members can win impressive changes in their unions and school districts. The fightback in Washington State, LA, Oakland,  West Virginia and Arizona have inspired me to build that […]

Candidate Statement: Leia Petty, MORE nominee for Assistant Secretary of the UFT

I have been a guidance counselor for ten years. I have always believed in the power and promise of public education, a promise gone unfulfilled for so many. Every student has a right to education but the type of education received depends on whether teachers, students and parents have ownership over their schools. I became […]

Candidate Statement: Jia Lee, MORE nominee for Vice President of Special Education

I have been a proud NYC special education teacher since 2002. At the same time, I have to admit that we face untenable conditions. Currently, there are systemic shortages of time, resources, and staffing. Many of my colleagues and our students with special needs feel that they are not being heard or respected. We, the […]

MORE Stands up against Cuomo / Mulgrew attempt to woo back Amazon

MORE has signed on to the community letter, republished below, in response to Andrew Cuomo’s New York Times advertisement begging Amazon to reconsider its decision about its headquarters.  The ad was, shamefully, signed by our union president, along with a slew of corporate CEOs and only four other union leaders, in yet another example of […]

Candidate Statement: John Antush, MORE nominee for Vice President of High Schools

I’m proud to be a UFT member, but we should not sit back and depend on top UFT officials or Mayor De Blasio to resolve problems that affect us as educators. As UFT rank-and-file members, and as working people, we have to organize from the bottom-up for the conditions that would make safe, culturally-relevant, meaningful […]