What is A Union For? UNITY Caucus and #SaveCPE1

Dan Lupkin UFT Chapter Leader PS 58 – Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn What is a union for? Why do we belong to one? In these times of looming national “Right to Work” laws that are likely to impede or cripple the ability of labor unions to sustain themselves financially, it seems like a relevant question to […]

Spring into Action THIS WEEK with MORE!

Wednesday, March 22: Delegate Assembly and Panel for Educational Policy Below find MORE’s Proposed Action Plan for the UFT Delegate Assembly (DA) and Panel for Education Policy (PEP), both of which are happening this Wednesday, March 22. There are two two important issues: Stop the Closing of JHS 145 and Support for the Chapter Leader […]

Chapter Leader Meeting Takeaway

The overarching theme at 52 Broadway on Wednesday was paperwork. There’s a lot of paperwork, too much paperwork, paperwork is the scourge of civilization, and the number one concern of UFT members is paperwork. Principals are evil, among other reasons, because they don’t hand teachers paperwork filled with curriculum, scope and sequence. Mulgrew goes off […]

September 2016 Chapter Leader Meeting–Anything I Say Will Be Blogged in 15 Minutes

Mulgrew lets us know we are crazy for being CLs, and refers to school opening as “smooth.” Says budget is not so bad, and principals are lying if they say it is. Primaries—poor turnout, but hedge funders always back candidates. This time they had a new group with a new name, with the same people […]

MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor

The Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE-UFT) voted unanimously at our last General Body meeting to propose that the United Federation of Teachers, instead of sitting out this gubernatorial race, endorse the pro-public education platform presented by Howie Hawkins for Governor and Brian Jones for Lieutenant Governor. MORE prepared to present a resolution at […]

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 […]

DA Report: Tenure, Contract, and More Interruptions

by James Eterno, Chapter Leader, Jamaica High School [The following is a compilation of two different reports, originally posted at the ICE blog, about Wednesday’s DA] President’s Report California President Michael Mulgrew opened the June Delegate Assembly by talking about California.  He said the decision of the judge to get rid of tenure and seniority […]

DA Report- Why Vote No

  By James Eterno Jamaica High School Chapter Leader Report from UFT’s 5/7/14 Delegate Assemebly I am going to dispense with my usual lengthy summary of what President Mulgrew said because you’ve already seen most of it in the UFT propaganda literature or you will hear it when union representatives come to your schools. “Up until two […]

DA Report 3/19- Resolution to Defend Educators Voted Down

UNITY TURNS DOWN MORE DA RESOLUTION CALLING FOR ESCALATION OF DEFENSE OF CHAPTER LEADERS & RANK AND FILE By James Eterno Chapter Leader Jamaica High School MORE”s monthly UFT Delegate Assembly Report The March 19 Delegate Assembly was highlighted by MORE’s Kit Wainer speaking in favor of a MORE sponsored resolution for the UFT to escalate […]