Time and Attendance Under COVID19

UFT members have some important rights regarding time and attendance issues according to agreements the UFT has worked out with the city. However, the UFT leadership has negotiated away most members’ ability to enforce these rights. The grievance process is still frozen and the operational complaints process is backlogged. Therefore, we believe that members shouldContinue reading “Time and Attendance Under COVID19”

Fill out our NYC Schools Staff Fall 2020 Survey!

If the UFT and DOE won’t collect information and experiences of NYC educators, then we’ll have to do it! The MORE-UFT Movement of Rank-and-File Educators is collecting information from educators and NYC DOE staff about how NYC schools reopening has been this fall 2020. We plan to share the information gathered in this survey publicly.Continue reading “Fill out our NYC Schools Staff Fall 2020 Survey!”

de Blasio’s Latest School Reopening Plan Is Inequitable and Dangerous

Today, educators, students, and families across New York City found out – yet again over social media – that some NYC public schools would be reopening: 3K, Pre-K, and elementary schools December 7th and schools for District 75 students December 10th. This latest announcement is largely thanks to public pressure from a small, vocal groupContinue reading “de Blasio’s Latest School Reopening Plan Is Inequitable and Dangerous”

Wed. 11/18: Vote YES on the Black Lives Matter at Schools Resolution at the UFT Delegates Assembly

In collaboration with union leadership and educators within the Movement of Rank and File Educators and Black Lives Matter at Schools NYC Group, the following resolution is being presented at the next UFT delegates assembly. Please read, discuss with your chapter and pledge that your chapter leaders and delegates attend and vote YES for thisContinue reading “Wed. 11/18: Vote YES on the Black Lives Matter at Schools Resolution at the UFT Delegates Assembly”

Delay, Delay, Reopening, Possible Remote: Why Not Go Full Remote?

By the Health Justice Working Group of MORE-UFT NYC parents are forced to make a critical final decision today, Sunday, November 15th 2020 about their children’s education for the rest of this year. Our group of dedicated educators and parents from the MORE-UFT Caucus created a Health Justice Agenda for NYC Public Schools to ensureContinue reading “Delay, Delay, Reopening, Possible Remote: Why Not Go Full Remote?”

We Taught in a Covid Hot Spot and Got Remote Learning

Our organizing focused on bringing our chapter together, learning about COVID data, circulating an Open Letter, and protesting to draw attention to our issue. We saw results in increased media coverage, increased testing in our neighborhood and school, and increased advocacy by our admin and UFT representatives