Vote MORE/New Action this May (Lauren)

Starting May 5th, look for your UFT election ballot in the mail from the American Arbitration Association. Mark the box for the MORE/New Action slate and mail it back before May 25th to cast a vote for an active, member-driven union willing to stand up for the schools NYC deserves. tiny.cc/joinMORE

Vote MORE/New Action this May (Michelle)

Starting May 5th, look for your UFT election ballot in the mail from the American Arbitration Association. Mark the box for the MORE/New Action slate and mail it back before May 25th to cast a vote for an active, member-driven union willing to stand up for the schools NYC deserves. tiny.cc/joinMORE

Fighting Back In Your School

Now, more than ever we need a revitalized union that involves and mobilized all its members. You can do this by getting active in the upcoming UFT chapter leader and delegate elections. All schools (chapters) will have an election this spring. Our tenure rights, pensions, our very jobs are coming under attack from politicians onContinue reading “Fighting Back In Your School”

Get Out The Vote!

MORE’s Election Guide MORE has endorsed Howie Hawkins for Governor  and Brian Jones for Lieutenant Governor (Green Party-Row F on the NYS ballot). We urge all UFT members get out the vote! Let’s send Albany a message that attacking teachers and privatizing our education is not acceptable. While UFT/NYSUT leadership under Unity caucus has responded to Cuomo’s anti-teacher comments  in an unconcerned manner and has even expressedContinue reading “Get Out The Vote!”

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 atContinue reading “MORE Educators Support Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones for Governor & Lieutenant Governor”

Support MORE at the NYSUT RA!

Today, our six MORE candidates for NYSUT Board of Directors will contend for votes at the the NYSUT Representative Assembly.  They are Julie Cavanagh, Lauren Cohen, James Eterno, Jia Lee, Francesco Portelos, and Mike Schirtzer We are also supporting Arthur Goldstein for Executive Vice President and Beth Dimino for At Large Director. New, Positive & Independent Leadership for NYSUT A StrongContinue reading “Support MORE at the NYSUT RA!”

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”

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? ThereContinue reading “UFT/AFT Leadership: Friend or Foe Series”

Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout

By Kit Wainer- Teacher & UFT Chapter Leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School 2007 TJC/ICE UFT Presidential Candidate 2013 MORE UFT Executive Board Candidate The results of the 2013 UFT election revealed a startling fact: Just 18% of eligible active employees (20,728 of 115,050)  decided to vote.  On June 19th the UFT Delegate AssemblyContinue reading “Statement on Low UFT Elections Turnout”