MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report

[MORE’s statement on the UFT leadership’s change of position on testing is followed by James Eterno’s full report on the Delegate Assembly] Yesterday the Unity and New Action caucuses put forth a resolution that was passed at the Delegate Assembly calling for a moratorium on high stakes decisions for the state tests this year. While […]

PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING”

Support of Union Leaders is Sought in Call for Moratorium on New NYS ‘Test-Prep’ Teacher Evaluation Scheme MORE and Change the Stakes Team Up for “Win Back Wednesday” Rally at UFT Delegate Assembly, UFT Headquarters, Oct. 9  For Immediate Release NEW YORK — On October 9th at 4:00 p.m, activists from all over the city […]

DA Report- 9/18: Mulgrew Stifles Dissent

By James Eterno Teacher/Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School ICE/TJC 2010 UFT Presidential Candidate UFT DELEGATES ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENDORSE DE BLASIO FOR MAYOR BUT MULGREW ONCE AGAIN STIFLES ANY DISSENT On Wednesday there was a special Delegate Assembly meeting called to endorse Bill de Blasio for Mayor. UFT President Michael Mulgrew used a major part of his […]

UFT Chapter Leader Meeting Report 9/12/13

By James Eterno Teacher/Chapter Leader- Jamaica High School ICE/TJC 2010 UFT Presidential Candidate READING THE TEA LEAVES AT CHAPTER LEADER MEETING: Sayanara Bill Thompson?; Don’t Expect Much Improvement on the Evaluation System with a New Mayor We’re back in school and the UFT called for a Chapter Leader meeting on Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bridge […]

UFT/AFT Leadership: Friend or Foe Series

The following will be part of a series of posts based on our summer series forum that was presented on Thursday 7/25/2013. The purpose was to share the various perspectives on how we, an opposition caucus,  views Unity, the dominant party in power of the UFT? As potential partner, foe or something in between? There […]

“THEY Should Leave”: Why I Joined MORE

By Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher & UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn   I think it was when Bill Thompson walked through the doors of the UFT Delegate Assembly, seconds after we rubber-stamped the Executive Board’s recommendation that the union endorse him for mayor. They had stopped even pretending we had a voice. […]

Upcoming Events June-August

Wednesday June 12 Fair Contract For All Rally at City Hall NYC 4-6pm https://www.facebook.com/events/123585811176249/ Let’s show this mayor and the next one that we are ready to take to the streets for a fair contract. For over four years UFT has been without a contract, meanwhile pensions for new members have eroded, an evaluation system […]