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

Teachers continue to demand fully remote learning, until it’s safe!

With less than a week to go before high school students enter the classroom, the 300-member United Federation of Teachers chapter at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn voted to write this collective protest letter pointing out the safety and pedagogical problems with the Mayor’s reckless reopening plans. City College Academy of the Arts andContinue reading “Teachers continue to demand fully remote learning, until it’s safe!”

MORE Daily Bulletin #12 Wednesday, September 23

Report planned or actions at your school here A chapter in district 9 in the Bronx dropped a banner over the front entrance of their school Teachers in District 20 planned a Friday speakout and march The NYC School Workers Solidarity Campaign meets tonight to develop community support for teacher and school actions A QueensContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #12 Wednesday, September 23”

Letter To The Mayor and Chancellor: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Service Providers Have Major Re-opening Concerns.

To add your name to this letter please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/gVaSEn7Wpw5pyLQT8  As Special Education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers, we recognize that many families of children with disabilities are eager for the return to school buildings, and we want nothing more than to serve our students in the classroom. But we fearContinue reading “Letter To The Mayor and Chancellor: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Related Service Providers Have Major Re-opening Concerns.”

MORE-UFT Response to the Mayor’s Announcement of a Delayed Start – Again

While MORE supports the idea of a responsible, phased-in, equitable reopening plan with a remote start to the year, the Mayor’s latest announcement is not it.  And while UFT leadership takes credit for this short delay, we know that this wouldn’t have happened without MORE and rank-and-file UFT members in the streets this entire pastContinue reading “MORE-UFT Response to the Mayor’s Announcement of a Delayed Start – Again”

MORE Daily Bulletin #8 September 17, 2020

Sign up to receive these bulletins by text every day: http://remind.com/join/moredaily UFT members at CS 163 in the Bronx will hold a lunch time rally today. UFT members at the High School of World Cultures walked out of their building and worked outside Wednesday. UFT members at West Side High School picketed outside this morningContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #8 September 17, 2020”

MORE Daily Bulletin #7, September 16, 2020

UFT members at PS 280 and PS 149 in Queens picketed before school. They plan to meet at PS 222 after school and are demanding proper safety procedures, ventilation, testing and tracing, and building cleanliness. UFT members at PS 234 in Queens will picket during lunch after picketing this morning over an organizational chart thatContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #7, September 16, 2020”

MORE Daily Bulletin #6, September 15, 2020

UFT members at the Neighborhood School in Manhattan will stage a protest today over unsafe conditions. UFT members at the Taft campus will work outside today UFT members at International High School for Health Sciences visited with teachers at Newtown campus to discuss ventilation problems UFT members at the High School for Innovation in AdvertisingContinue reading “MORE Daily Bulletin #6, September 15, 2020”