The City Budget and Labor Contract Negotiations

by Harris Lirtzman, former deputy New York State comptroller from 2003 to 2007 and also a New York City special education teacher who was fired for blowing the whistle in 2011. Few people attempt to explore the intricacies of the City’s budget and the operations of the Department of Education.  Fewer people return to tell the story.Continue reading “The City Budget and Labor Contract Negotiations”

General Meeting Sat. 1/18

Saturday, January 18th 2014 12:00-3:00pm  Facebook link here If want to know more about how Movement of Rank and File Educators is mobilizing: FOR a fair contract and a genuine voice for working educators within the UFT AGAINST the deliberate undermining of public education and over-testing of our students, then this is your meeting. Open meeting-all areContinue reading “General Meeting Sat. 1/18”

Demand Full Retroactive Pay!

For most of the past five years, the city of New York’s workforce has been losing ground. Starting in 2009, Mayor Bloomberg refused to negotiate new contracts for all city workers, effectively establishing a wage freeze while the cost of living in NYC continues to rise. Just over a year ago, city workers brought this city back from Super-storm Sandy. We keepContinue reading “Demand Full Retroactive Pay!”

A Fair Contract Now!

We have worked more than four years under an expired contract. We deserve more! The Movement of Rank and File Educators believes we should not accept any contract that fails to win the following: 1. Full retroactive pay: We have lived through four years of a wage freeze. Yet our bills, living costs, and transportationContinue reading “A Fair Contract Now!”

Open Letter to Bill de Blasio

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn, NY Congratulations, Mr. Mayor Elect, no matter one’s politics there is universal agreement that twelve years of rule is enough, it’s time for a new day. I’m sure you have already heard from the so called education experts on how to best “fix” ourContinue reading “Open Letter to Bill de Blasio”

Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy

By Kit Wainer Teacher/Chapter Leader Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate The UFT leadership’s strategy for winning us a fair contract crashed and burned on September 10. Although we have been working under an expired contract since October 2009 UFT President Michael Mulgrew has refused to lead us in the kindContinue reading “Thompson’s Defeat and The Failure of UFT’s Contract Strategy”

2013 MORE Summer Series:
 Discuss, Debate, Educate!

2013 MORE Summer Series
 Discuss, Debate, Educate! Forums, Guest Speakers, Open-Discussions, Get-together’s RSVP and share our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/177003385802348/ Every Other Thursday this Summer! Local 138  138 Ludlow St  (btwn. Rivington & Stanton) NYC  4:00-7:00PM Happy Hour $3 draft beer, $3 wines, $3 well drinks
 Nearest Transit Stations: Delancey St. (F), Essex St.  (J,M,Z) 2nd Ave StContinue reading “2013 MORE Summer Series:
 Discuss, Debate, Educate!”

Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One

Today, June 12th 2012, MORE joins with all union workers of the Municipal Labor Committee in demanding a fair contract now. We will be at the City Hall Rally supporting our brothers and sisters of all municipal unions and workers everywhere. Four years and NO CONTRACT October 2013 will mark our fourth year with noContinue reading “Fair Contract NOW! How The UFT Can Get One”