The Absent Teacher Reserve: An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Please come to this special MORE Caucus event on Sunday afternoon, February 28 12-3 pm at P.S. 58, 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn. ATR issues will be among the issues on the agenda. Other agenda issues include Family leave, Opt-out, a Member-driven union. The MORE Caucus-UFT platform pledges to reintegrate ATRs into the schools, assigning ATRs […]

Petition for the Creation of a UFT Chapter for ATRs

ATR Petition to Print Out for Distribution ATRs have been prime staff casualties of school closures, which are driven largely by high-stakes test scores; the Bloomberg-era Fair Funding Formula continues to be a disincentive against principals’ hiring ATRs; the position state in itself is illegitimate and unacceptable: the ATR status is created simply to break […]

UFT Snubs ATRS Again in Chapter Elections; Complaint Has Been Filed with Federal Department of Labor

by James Eterno Former Chapter Leader Jamaica High School One of the agenda items at the UFT Executive Board meeting for Monday, March 23 is a resolution to adopt a guide and bylaws for Chapter Elections (see below).  Chapter Leader and Delegate elections are scheduled this spring for the United Federation of Teachers. In putting […]

UFT DA: ATRs Deserve Union Representation and Support Progressive Alternatives to Cuomo: Hawkins/Jones!

RESOLUTION  FOR  THE  UFT  TO  ENDORSE  HOWIE  HAWKINS  FOR  GOVERNOR     &  BRIAN  JONES  FOR  LIEUTENANT  GOVERNOR  -­  Please  raise  for  THIS  MONTH’S  AGENDA     Whereas,  both  New  York  State  gubernatorial  candidates  Andrew  Cuomo  and  Rob  Astorino  vocally   support  the  privatization  of  education  through  the  expansion  of  charter  schools,  and  the  Green […]