What happens if we reject this contract?

by Peter Lamphere, member of the UFT Negotiating Committee [Click here for a one-page PDF version of this article to distribute to your coworkers] One of the key questions facing rank and file UFT members at this moment is what happens if we decide to reject the contract proposal from Mayor de Blasio and our leadership.  Few educatorsContinue reading “What happens if we reject this contract?”

Send It Back: MORE, UNITY, and the UFT Contract

Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/UFT Delegate PS 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Lest we forget, the UFT leadership works for the membership- NOT the other way around. Our dues pay for their salaries, their perks, and the UFT skyscraper at 52 Broadway. Our COPE money buys the “seat at the table” with the politicians, billionaires, andContinue reading “Send It Back: MORE, UNITY, and the UFT Contract”

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”

New Contract: Retro Delayed = Retro Denied

NEW UFT CONTRACT: RETRO DELAYED = RETRO DENIED WHILE ABSENT TEACHER RESERVES HAVE TENURE WEAKENED By James Eterno Four members of the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) sat through a propaganda love fest this afternoon as UFT Chief Financial Officer Dave Hickey, Staff Director Leroy Barr and then President Michael Mulgrew explained our new contract toContinue reading “New Contract: Retro Delayed = Retro Denied”

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”