How to take back your union rights by rejecting a poorly-thought-out SBO in 4 easy steps:

An anonymous MORE member How to take back your union rights by rejecting a poorly-thought-out SBO in 4 easy steps: One Clear Conversation: Make sure your chapter is having one, single, conversation At my school, we went from having UFT meetings in the evenings since August (via video call) to having UFT meetings during ourContinue reading “How to take back your union rights by rejecting a poorly-thought-out SBO in 4 easy steps:”

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

Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice

The UFT needs to negotiate a remote start to the school year now (or two months ago) Over the past week, members at dozens of schools with positive COVID-19 cases have been in confusion around the protocols for closing schools and having members work remotely. This is eerily reminiscent of the city’s failure to listenContinue reading “Failed DOE-UFT Reopening Deal: Larger Class Sizes, Little COVID-19 Testing, and a Lack of Rank-and-File Voice”

An Open Letter from MS88 Teachers

Open Letter: We are teachers from the school with the first positive COVID-19 test of the 2020-21 school year. The city has failed us and, in turn, the public. What happened to us is a dress rehearsal for disaster for our school communities. Our principal and leadership team are facing an impossible task, and haveContinue reading “An Open Letter from MS88 Teachers”

Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings

By: B. Kaiser, Tajh Sutton, Liat Olenick, Kaliris Salas, Medi Ford Imagine you are a student attending a public school in September 2020. You’re excited to see your friends, and as soon as you get to school you run up to say hi, but the dean tells you you have to stay 6 feet away.Continue reading “Parents and Teachers Agree: It Is Too Soon To Go Back into School Buildings”